This time of the year, you may be thinking of wintry scenes of roaring fires and cozy cups of hot chocolate with cookies. But for folks like me, it’s the season to travel to Vietnam and other hot places in Asia.
I'm a wimp. Despite being born in Vietnam, I can’t endure the humid temperatures of Southeast Asia for long. I’ve lost my ability to weather the uncomfortable heat. I melt. I'd rather spend extra money on airfare to travel to the motherland in the drier, cooler months. Many people return to visit family for Tet (January 31 in 2014). I go just to touch base, check things out.
I’ve been fielding a number of emails lately about visiting Vietnam. The queries are coming in from first-time visitors to the country. I answered their questions but imagine that you have insights too. How about contributing your knowledge? Or posing a question yourself. I’ll share what I know below.