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Clothing recommendations - October

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Clothing recommendations - October

My husband and I (50's)are traveling in Vietnam for the month of October. We'll begin in HCMC and end in Hanoi, with side trips to Phuo Quoc, Sapa and Halong Bay. Most travel will be by train, and we will each have a small backpack for belongings.

Much has been posted already about appropriate clothing, but I'm wondering if someone can confirm for me that the following would service us well:

For her: capri (just below knee) length pants and mostly short-sleeved blouses (no T-shirts, no shorts, no long pants), sneakers, 1 fleece pullover

For him: pants: can he wear shorts most/all the time? Short-sleeved shirts ok?

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: Clothing recommendations - October

Hi Vtreader!

I am currently in Hoian and have been to HCMC and Mekong. All places are very hot and humid - and according to fellow travellers, its even warmer in October! whatever you do dress for extreme heat! The shorts and cool shorts are a great idea. I did read on TA that my daughters and I needed to bring conservative clothes for some areas - we have not needed them yet... but luckily the dress's we brought are all in the summer range. Ensure that any accomodation or travel you book is airconditioned! Good luck - you are guaranteed to have a great time whatever! The train's donn't get a good recommendation on here - although travellers I have met say the Hanoi-Sapa Train is the exception and very clean!

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