Hi there. I will be living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam this summer for 3 months. I am a female student and I live in Toronto. I just have a few questions:
How accessible is the internet? Wireless? Internet cafes? Am I able to bring my lap top?
Customs - what should I wear on the street as well as in the office (it's a student job)? What is considered inappropriate? Can girls wear shorts and tank tops in public in a tasteful manner?
Language - where can I learn Vietnamese in Vietnam (night courses or anything like this)?
What is the best way to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Sapa, Halong Bay and Hanoi?
What are the best beaches in the south close to Ho Chi Minh City?
I have heard that the highways and roads in Vietnam can be quite dangerous. When traveling with a tour bus or a taxi to another part of Vietnam, how safe is this? Are the highways extremely dangerous and should tourists avoid them?
Is it safe to go out at night in Ho Chi Minh City?
Are there any neighbourhoods I should avoid?
Is there anything I should bring with me that I normally wouldn't think of bringing on a trip?
Thank you very much!
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