Hi Kirk.. it wont let me reply to your comment on that post... I am arriving in Vietnam on 27 Sept travelling from Ireland.. which tour are you doing??? Im gonna just go with the visa prior to arrival and get it sorted... I dont need to worry about the Laos or Cambodia one now as iv booked just for Vietnam.... and then im headn to your neck of the woods to see what all the fuss is about! :)
Im doing the 31 AUG tour, I asked some questions around at work (I work for an Airline) and one of the girls has just been to Vietnam (with in the year) and she did the Visa on arrival, its cheaper, and you don't have to send your passport away, just go to one of the Vietnam visa sites, and follow the instructions.
I wouldnt worry about the fuss down here haha i dont holiday in australia, too expensive, Asia is on the doorstep!