When people ask me our favorite place that we visited on our trip around the world, I point to Vietnam. It’s a preternaturally cheerful country — I got hustled by the little old lady selling pastries in Ho Chi Minh, but she was so charming that I couldn’t even be mad. The food is amazing, healthy, and cheap. It has two bustling cities linked by overnight train and beautiful natural vistas in between. Even though we visited in the rainy season, we just loved it. I can’t recommend it enough!
So what should you pack for your adventure in Vietnam in the winter/rainy season? I got you. As always, this packing list is geared toward the 25-to-40-year-old woman who wants