I am planning to visit Vietnam in Dec, and Hoi An about 20th Dec. Is the flooding and severe weather likely to have passed by this time.
#1 niamhtt has been a member since 19/11/2007. Posts: 2
i'm heading there on an overnight bus tom night, but i talked to some older german couples who said that it was fine (they couldn't completely understand what i was asking, but they definitely said that the water was out of the street, meaning the flooding is under control). i have no idea what to expect, but the typhoon that is currently on is headed east...in nha trang today and it's been perfect weather! will let you know how hoi an is once i get there. enjoy vietnam, it's great!
#2 yoshemo has been a member since 21/11/2007. Posts: 3
The weather in Hoi an will be good by then. The floods come every year, though this year was worse than most. It doesn't take long to get everything back to normal.
#3 michien has been a member since 1/11/2007. Posts: 37
Both Hoi An and Hue are clear of standing water in the streets.
There is some flooding in the lands between the towns but nothing to slow those crazy OpenTour bus drivers.
If you head out for Cua Dai beach (near Hoi An) remember:
(1) There are dangerous whirlpools that are signalled by red flags in the area towards the Victoria and Golden Sand Resort hotels;
(2) There is a parking scam operating just after you cross the hump back bridge, by the Post Office. You can avoid a confrontation by yelling out VICTORIA! and cycling on or just simply tell the guy dressed in a khaki outfit and carrying an old red and white stick.
Fall for this and you will end up paying VND10,000 for bicycle parking and much more for a motorcycle.
#5 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349