Hanoi has been experiencing a kind of mix weather these days with occasional bright sunshine and sudden heavy rain. The condition keeps its persistence throughout this weekend. The weather is though considered romantic by some nature followers yet it is easy to catch cold and sometime humidity turns out to be a naughty theft, who can take away happy feeling at the afternoon.
Whatever tourists are planning to do, short tour within Hanoi or a day tour out of the city to Bat Trang village or Huong pagoda, all are acceptable for the weather condition with a plan.
Hanoi weather forecast June 3 - 9 (Source: Google)
The coastal city, like Hanoi, is expecting a cloudy and sunny weather, which is kind of alright for every travelling plan. We recommend Son Tra peninsula for peaceful atmosphere and even for zen tourism. Other choice can be a taxi tour or motorbike tour to Hoi An, which is about 30 km away from Danang. Umbrella is supposed to be a good companion in case of unexpected light rains.
Danang weather forecast June 3 - 9 (Source: Google)
Ho Chi Minh City
The tropic seems not to be easy this weekend. Tourists wanting to travel out of the city should definitely consider bus or taxi instead of motorbike. The high humidity will annoy a lot with rain and thunderstorm. The road is easily flooded by half an hour rain so waiting for the rain to stop before going out is a wise choice.
Stop at a side-walk fruit shop and buy you some tropic and consider durian, it may be an unforgettable experience.
HCMC weather forecast June 3 - 9 (Source: Google)
ASEAN to simplify visa procedures
During the East Asia summit on tourism, trade and travel held in Bangkok, Thailand on May 30, ASEAN member states have agreed on the implementation of a common visa for non-ASEAN arrivals within 5 years. In February, Thailand and Cambodia introduced the single visa for non-ASEAN tourists and this model is expected to be adopted by Vietnam and Laos by the end of this year.
Vietnam tourist police force to be established
During the recent meeting of the National Assembly of Vietnam, it was proposed that a tourist police force will be established to protect foreign tourists from accidents and crimes. Besides, more foreign-language hotlines are also to be set up to answer enquiry and handle complaints from tourists.
Direct Emirate Airlines flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Dubai
The world class airline has a new route from Dubai to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa, starting from June 6. This event is expected to boost tourism and commercial cooperation between the two cities, as well as Vietnam and UAE.
Air Astana to launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City
Kazakhstan’s national flag airline Air Astana has just announced its launch of an air route to Ho Chi Minh City on October 2012. The route will start at Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan, transit in Bangkok, Thailand and land at Tan Son Nhat Airport, Ho chi Minh City, Vietnam. There are two flights a week, with detailed schedule to be announced soon on Air Astana’s website.
Pencil drawing exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City
The solo exhibition entitled Gần by artist Mac Hoang Thuong, featuring his 22 pencil drawings on white canvas, is opening from 7 to 21 June at Cactus Contemporary Art, Ho Chi Minh City. What set the exhibition apart is Thuong’s bold, confident and almost freestyle-like strokes which result in exquisite abstracts with amazing textures.