I'm hoping to head to Vietnam in November this year to celebrate finishing my teaching degree. One of the reasons I chose Vietnam (apart from being cheap!) is because of the history and the unique culture. Hopefully as of next year I'll be teaching History/Society and Culture, and would love to get a firsthand feel for it/collect resources for my future students. I've started looking at various locations I'd like to visit, but for now I haven't set anything in stone. I'm thinking of visiting for two-three weeks, depending on expenses.
Also, this will be my first time travelling alone. As a 22yo female, I wouldnt mind going on a tour with a bunch of other young people, however I'm not sure if they'd be *as* likely to visit the more nerdy cultural/historical locations that I'm considering. Is it safe to go it alone? I'd consider doing this via plane, train or bus.
Early days! I'd love to hear about any of your experiences, good or bad :)