Vietnam had been high on the Bucketlist for quite some time, mainly because of my love for rice paper rolls? (which I happily enjoyed daily when I was there). While Vietnam is not my favourite country in the world or even Asia, it is extremely beautiful, with great, contrast of mountains and beaches. Rich in history, and that South East Asian kindness that is humbling beyond words.
We flew into Da Nang, headed up north to Hue and Hoi Ann, then travelled to the top of Vietnam to visit Hanoi and sailed around Halong Bay. We then flew to Nha Trang which was my favourite and finished up in Ho Chi Mihn. See below our 20 photos to inspire you to visit Vietnam!
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Okay now for the fun yum stuff- FOOD
For more mouth-watering Vietnam meals see- “10 Local Dishes not to miss in Vietnam“
Tip 1: We were flying in from another Asian country. To fly into Danang was the cheapest. This was a mistake! Pay the extra and fly into Hanoi or one of the other main cities that has lots to do 😐 We accidentally stayed for 4 nights- which was definitely a waste of time!
Tip 2: Do not stress about the obtaining the Vietnam visa! Just carry a couple of passport photos and apply for your approval letter, you can find more instructions here– we used them and it was a breeze!!
Tip 3: If you like lush greenery and trekking, go to Sapa! I missed it due to time constraints / mistakes and wish I squeezed it in!
It was an action-packed 2 weeks, and an amazing and delicious trip! Stay tuned for our full guide and sample itinerary!
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