Vietnam Adventure 6 Jan

Hello,
I'm Katy and my husband's Dave, we're really looking forward to our Vietnam adventure. We live in Gloucestershire and have previously visited Cambodia, this will be our first trip to Vietnam. Look forward to meeting you all.
Katy

Hi Katy! Great to see your post. This will be the first time my husband John and I have visited SE Asia. We're really looking forward to the trip too and to meeting everyone - I think there are 11 in the group so far. We live in Dorset and will be travelling independently as we're going on afterwards to see our daughter in Australia. Hilary

Hi, I'm Josephine, although looks as though I'll be known as Anonymous until I can sort out how to change my title. I live in Sheffield.
I'm also going to Vietnam in January. Has anyone looked at the Government Health Advice site? my reading of the advicee is tha anti malarials are required, does anyone else think think so?

Ps I'm also going onto Australia after the trip to see my daughter in Sydney, but I'm staying in Hanoi a few more nights before I depart

Hi Josephine,
Nice to meet you! we’ve decided not to take anti-malarial tablets, as the NHS site fitfortravel advises vietnam is low risk - we will be heavy on the insect repellant!! We did get bothered by mosquitoes in Cambodia, but it wasn’t extreme (do bring diarrhoea tablets and dioralyte though!!)

Good to meet you too! We’re also travelling to Hanoi independently, arriving on the 6th (to get acclimatised hopefully) and stopping at Singapore for a couple of nights on the way back.

Hi Josephine
Good to see your posts - and that Dave and Katy's original post has resurfaced! We're not taking anti-malarial tablets either as where we're going in Vietnam is low risk but have bought loads of spray with 50% Deet content. Not long to go now! Looking forward to meeting you all.
Hilary and John

Hi there I am joining you on the 6th jan trip with my friend Jane. Really looking forward to this and meeting you all. We are arriving on 7th Jan very early morning and staying a couple of days after the end of the trip too. Just thinking about whether to get a cash passport- looks like there arent any dealing with Dong . Are you using one of these and what are the pros and cons in your view? all the best claire

Thought I’d check out the forum before beginning to prune my ‘packing’ pile! Needless to say that Dave’s sorted out a nice neat little pile of clothes and I’ve got loads that may or may not fit...
Claire - we’re taking some US dollars and some Dong in cash, plus credit and debit cards. I thought about the cash cards, but didn’t get around to doing anything about it.
Looking forward to meeting you all on Saturday, hope you all have a smooth flight,
Katy

Hi there - great to meet you all here. This is David & Martyn - we are travelling on Friday from LHR. Looking forward to getting away from this cold dark weather!

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