As you guys well know, Southeast Asia is one of my favourite places to travel. And Vietnam in particular has such a wide variety of landscapes to explore, from the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh and cobbled streets of Hoi An to the gorgeous beaches of Nha Trang and the total serenity of Halong Bay. This country has a lot to offer backpackers. Fact.
But with Asian countries in particular it’s always important to educate yourself on the rules of etiquette as they can differ so much from Western cultures. For example, we might tousle a kid’s head as an affectionate expression but in Vietnam touching someone’s head is really not cool.
So anyway, the other day the lovely people of Inside Asia Tours got in touch with me about a Vietnam Etiquette Guide they were putting together and asked if I could contribute, along with lots of other bloggers and travel experts. Obvs I was keen on helping the cause and told them about an anecdote I had of committing a total swimwear faux-pas in a local waterpark in Ho Chi Minh City. My bad.
But the guide is pretty cool so I thought I would share it with you guys. It’s quite in-depth so there’s lots of info to absorb and it will help you keep it respectful on your next trip to Vietnam.
They’ve even put together this cool infographic! (You know I bloody love an infographic)
It’s pretty neat right? I think it’s cute and will be pinning it ASAP Rocky. (Obvs)
Anyways, check out the Vietnam Etiquette Guide here and let me know what you think!
Do you have any Vietnam etiquette tips that we missed out? I want to hear them! Let me know in the comments below or tweet me @HeelsInBackpack!
Total Blogger Transparency: This post was sponsored by Inside Asia Tours but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I wouldn’t play you like that shorty.