The peak travel season in Indochina is between November and February. That’s winter season in most of the Western countries. However, in Indochina or South East Asia in general, we have no winter. Instead, the weather is cooler during this period. The temperature in cities such as Luang Prabang or Hanoi is varied between 17 Celsius degrees and 22 Celsius degrees which are considered pleasant. It means a layer of cardigan would be good enough rather than “serious” warm clothes.
Comfortable clothes are essential when traveling. However, your trip to Indochina might include visits to several temples. Most of the temples in South East Asia request appropriate attire:
Also, pay attention to the day when you visit wildlife sanctuary. This activity might include trekking, boating, swimming,…so additional clothes should be prepared in advance as you might get wet.
It’s easy to find pharmacies in big cities such as Saigon, Hanoi, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Yangon but that is not the case in other rural areas, especially if you are an adventurous traveler visiting the off-the-beaten tracks. That’s why it’s always wise to pack with you essential medicines and better keep it in your hand luggage or handbag.
Medicines and vaccinations specific to the region/activity:
Normally there are no vaccines required for traveling to Indochina. But just in case you are looking for a travel doctor, who will discuss health concerns, prescribe medications specific to your health itinerary before traveling, then Travel Clinics of America (www.travelclinicsofamerica.com) and International Society of Travel Medicine (www.istm.org) website provide information on local specialists. Ideally four to six weeks before departure is the best time to make an appointment with a travel doctor.
Sometime during the trip, you will miss the favors of the food in your home country. We occasionally see travelers asking for a good Mexican restaurant in town. So it won’t cost a lot of space packing with you some snacks you love to enjoy along the roads, especially when you are traveling with kids. But have peace in mind that there are plenty of international dining options available in most of the big cities in Indochina.
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