The country I've been calling home for the past year! Vietnam is place where everyone should go once in their lives. Don't underestimate the size of the country, Vietnam is massively spread out. To give you an idea, a train ride between Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh is 1700+km-long and takes roughly about 35 hours.
Whether you are looking to meet interesting people, go hiking, indulging in learning about the history of the place or just lazily laying at the beach , this country has it all.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Overall Vietnam can be divided into 3 main regions – North, Central and South – and as a rule of thumb I would say you’ll need a week for each at the very least.
It's a paradise for foodies
Be prepared for Airport visa queues
Get ready to haggle. Since Haggling / bartering is very much a part of Vietnamese culture, especially when tourists are involved.
Taxi Know How. Do not get into the taxis parked outside tourist places as the meters are usually rigged.