Capital: Hanoi; Lufthansa does not offer flights to Hanoi but to Ho Chi Minh City
Population: 90 million
Size: 332,800 square kilometres
Language: Vietnamese – Hi!
Currency: Vietnamese Dong
National holiday: 2nd September
The climate in northern Vietnam is warm, humid and subtropical whilst the south enjoys a tropical climate all year round. The temperatures in central Vietnam are somewhere in between. Because Vietnam is a long country temperatures range from 20-35 degrees between the various regions. The coolest weather is to be found in the mountains where it can sometimes drop to below freezing.
The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in the tone can completely change the meaning of a word. If a foreigner doesn’t use the right tone it is quite possible that the person they are talking to won’t understand what they are trying to say properly or even at all. That is why Vietnamese is so hard to learn.