Ill be leaving Now on the 27th September for Hanoi And going South leaving on the 17th October.Getting in the More Popular Destinations i suppose.
Anyway I was wondering just getting around to Clothes packing and my mind is boggled . First of All is Hanoi as Hot as the forecasts predict high 30's I imagine that would be unbearable and is the rain as bad as it sounds or does it last for a certain time not like the persistant rain here in Ireland. I,ll be there for 4 nights and then going toward Hue-Hoian which will be in Monsoon season.I was hoping to pack light enough.But the weather seems so varied I really think ill bring my warddrobe.Would i need a hardcore Set of waterproofs or would a few light ponchos suffice. Any tips would be Great for those who have been there.
#1 fergal25 has been a member since 24/7/2013. Posts: 9
First of all, don't pack very much at all. Laundry is cheap and good - 24 hr turnaround at most small hotels. I use a 40L pack and it works great. I carry a nylon rain jacket that breathes, but you could also buy a poncho here. Clothes are not really a problem - this is casual heaven. The worst you could do would be to bring the kitchen sink in heavy luggage. Most important is shoes - rugged, light and simple/comfortable. I insist on gel insoles because some walking here can be very hard on western feet.
No one dresses up here for anything
Thank You So Much.That Puts me at ease an awful lot.I dont have much clothes at all really.It Was more the about how severe the rain actually is. I would have had to buy a good set waterproofs or not.The Bag i have Is a Vango Contour and i was wondering would That be okay in the weather because it's only water resistant or buy a new one. Thank you again Daawgon
#3 fergal25 has been a member since 24/7/2013. Posts: 9
I'm not sure where you've seen that it gets to late 30s in Hanoi in late October - it doesn't! Mid 20s is more likely. And little rain at that time of year. More rain is likely in hue/hoi an though. You'll find weather information in the location section and wires on this site for both locations. Daawgon is spot on with packing suggestions though.
You can buy cheap waterproof covers for your backpack. Nice to have but I never actually needed mine since you rarely have your big backpack outside other then walking to a bus or into a guesthouse etc.
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Hello, i'm vietnamese, i live in Ho Chi Minh city.
It's mostly raining everyday here but not long or heavy. Shorts and t-shirt are all you need.
Thank You Everyone.Sorted :)
WOW and a massive thanks for the Heads up On Hoi an.Those Pictures Are Eyeopening For Sure. I'll Be in Hanoi Until 1st october then Down to Hue around the 3rd and from there i was intending definetly on Hoian. I Will have to think of something else but thank you very very much.I'll Pack the Wetsuit :)
#9 fergal25 has been a member since 24/7/2013. Posts: 9