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Backpackers will tell you a trip to Southeast Asia isn't complete without driving a motorbike, and maybe that's true for them. Maybe it was the highlight of their trip. That's fine. That's GREAT. I'm glad you had nice trip!Read More
I am just one girl and these are my opinions, but this is a piece of paper I wish someone had handed to me when I hit the ground in Hanoi on day 1 of my trip
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And after months, and months, of being the person begging for advice....it sure does feel good to be the one dispensing it.
In Cambodia, I meet a lot of people headed to Vietnam. I tell them I have already done the damn thing (Hanoi to Saigon) and they, just like me, want advice.
Well gather round', young grasshoppers. I have your advice... I just wish I knew how to put it lightly.Read More
No beating around the bush - Saigon is extremely polarizing and overwhelming. Even the locals agree. Whirring motorbikes, persistent vendors, inverted duck corpses? This is all enough to make your head spin.... if you haven't already spent some time in the country.Read More
Well, as your friend, I am here to let you know that the Mekong River Delta doesn't look like that. Lemme save you some heartbreak and give it to you straight (like no one did for me): the Mekong River Delta... looks like Vietnam, and I am fairly certain all of those photos were taken in Thailand.Read More
I never really associated silk with Vietnam before I came here, or even for the first few weeks I was in the country. Actually, not until my motorbike driver pulled over on a random street in the Central Highlands and pointed to two wooden structures covered in what appeared to fake halloween spider webs did I give it a thought.Read More
There are some sights, but most of them were destroyed during the war. HOWEVER, those do not matter. Sorry, they don't. If you made the time to stop through Hue, your focus shouldn't be on sights. Your focus should be on trying all of the classic dishes of the city, with maybe seeing a few sights along the way.Read More
I have met a lot of people traveling through Northern Vietnam for only a week or two with everything already booked. When I hear the list of places they are going, and how long they are spending in each, I cringe. It is not their fault, but please friends, let me try to help....Read More
Even within Vietnam I often find myself hard pressed, staring at a map, and looking at my "must see" list. I always reach the same, disappointing conclusion: there is too much to see. I can't go to all of it. Even on my "grand Asia trip," I will not be able to see it all.
As a traveler, this is a hard pill to swallow.Read More