From the rugged mountains to the west to the South China sea to the east, this guide features some of the best hotels in Vietnam, Vietnam restaurants, stylish Vietnamese bars, cafes, clubs and shops across different price ranges.
Paperback, 632 pages
October 19th 2009
by Rough Guides
(first published December 1st 1996)
Not a very useful guide. I found the city maps to be particularly confusing. More emphasis on higher end travel than expected. Not sure how they chose which guesthouses, restaurants, tour providers, etc to include and which to omit, but in my experience they missed the mark several times. In this case, I would definitely recommend the Lonely Planet instead.
I knew from languagge lesson that there are six vocal altitudes for the vietnamese language, how high a word is spoken does implicate its meaning and also usually male and female have soprano and bass vocals, the meaning is.... imitation
Excatly I did not have the travel guide but the dictionary, not even a grammar at hand
While the blurb on the back says that "it just like having a local friend," it is not. But fits in your pocket and can really help you just by pointing at phrases. The phonetics are a bit troublesome too but is recommended.