The first thing that you really have to make sure of is that you have a valid passport. A lot of people who have not gone anywhere abroad for a long will forget about their passport and it may expire before you plan to make the trip. If this happens then apply for a renewal. If you do not have a passport at all then you have to make sure that you apply for one in good time before you travel.
The next thing that you can get will be your visa to use when you enter Vietnam. A simple holiday visa will last for a few weeks and is cheap so this should not be a problem. You might, however, have to factor in the time it takes to get one issued as this can take a while when it is a busy tourist season.
When you have done this you can then feel safe that you can plan the trip ahead of time and work out where in the city you are going to want to stay. It is always better to plan ahead so that you know what is on offer when you get to any city.
The final step will be to actually book up the holiday based on where you are staying and when you are going to go.
These are the basic steps to act upon before you travel to Hanoi.
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