I'm a novice traveller - have worked my way independently around North America but generally stuck to decent hotels etc.
I'm hoping to see as much of Vietnam and Cambodia this summer as possible with my boyfriend and have been looking into the Majestic Angkor and Vietnam Adventure tours. We're both fascinated but these amazing countries and want to explore all they have to offer.
Unfortunately, I have a few niggling doubts! The only month we can go is August - is the rain unbearable? I don't want to spend a fortune on travelling there to have the trip ruined by constant rain. Ditto the humidity as I am asthmatic.
My other concern (and please don't laugh) are the spiders. I have horrendous arachnophobia and have recently discovered that Vietnam has quite a selection of huge spiders - something I am obviously keen to avoid!! I don't want this irrational fear to get in the way of my life, but what are the chances of me coming face to face (so to speak) with this wildlife on the tours mentioned? My worst nightmare is waking up with a huntsman in the room and having the experience ruined for me.
Sorry to sound so pathetic!