Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Down to business....Vietnam

I thought I would move past the 'pretty pictures' and get down to business 
with highlighting a few facts in the document that Mr. H passed on to me last week. 
It has been sitting on my desk....waiting for a read. Let's see, where do I begin? 

Vietnam is a Communist Party-dominated constitutional republic
...time to brush up on Political Science

Ho Chi Minh is one of the most densely populated urban areas in the world
....I may have to rethink riding my bike in the city.

Vietnamese usually have three names, the family name, a middle name
and a given name. The family name comes first and around 50% of the population 
has the family name Nguyen....come again?

Traffic drives on the right...can do

A few Health precautions...

Mains water should be boiled or otherwise sterilised before drinking
....note to self, stock up on bottled water

Unpasteurised milk should be boiled
...note to self, stock up on boxes of UHT milk

Preparation will be needed for Malaria, Cholera, Rabies, Yellow Fever, 
Avian Influenza (bird flu), Dengue fever
...I stopped here, too many to list... hmmmm.

Hospital care.. fly to Thailand or Singapore for anything other than basic treatment
....I have to think on this one.

At this point I decided I was moving into information overload
...need to see more pretty pictures. :)

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