Foreign Language :
Russian: mostly in North, but increasingly in the south and central.
English: mostly in whole Vietnam, especially in tourist region.
French:amongst older Vietnamese in tourist areas.
Mother tongue: Each minority group have their own language.
Climate varies from Northern to Southern, see local info.
Generally summer, (Apr-Sep) is hot, very hot.
Winter is dry and relatively cool, the best time to travel.
|North (Hanoi)||Nov - Mar||May - Oct||Nov - Apr||Apr - Sep||Nov -Mar|
|Middle (Hue)||May - Jun||Sep - Jan||May - Apr||May - Aug||Dec - Jan||Aug - Sep|
|South (Saigon)||Nov - Apr||May - Sep||Mar - Apr||All year||None|
Clothing:North:In the highlands Nov-Mar, it is very cold, especially mornings. Warmly Cloths as Jacket necessary. South:T-shirts are enough all year around, except in the highlands, where it can be cooler. Apr-May is very hot. Hats are essential to avoid sun stroke.
Some basic minimum prices example for tourists:( as own experience )
|Room:||single $10 , twin $15, dm $2 -3|
|Restaurant Meal:||80,000 VND+|
|Tourist Cafe:||50,000 VND+|
|French bread sandwich:||20-30,000 VND|
|Black coffee:||10,000 VND|
|Coffee with milk:||15,000 VND|
|Mineral Water 1.5-liter:||10,000 VND+|
|Beer:||10-15,000 VND / bottle or can|
|Coke (can):||10 - 15,000 VND|
|Coke (bottle):||7,000 VND.|
|Fruit shake:||15 - 30,000 VND.|
|Post Card:||5,000 VND.|