Michael Turtle – TIME TRAVEL TURTLE
There’s something a bit rough around the edges in Vietnam compared to other Southeast Asian countries like Thailand or Cambodia. It came a little bit late to the tourist game and you can tell – but that’s one of the things that makes travel here so enjoyable.
Vietnam is a very safe country and it’s definitely cheap. You’ll find everything you need to get around and explore but it all comes with a sense of adventure. You’ll hit some language barriers and you’ll need to be prepared to haggle, but you’ll never be in trouble.
When it comes to a trip in Vietnam, my suggestion is to embrace the variety that the country offers. You’ll find fascinating cultural sites, some stunning nature, relaxing beaches, and incredible food.
There are definite differences between the north and south, just as there are between the coast and the highlands, so try to spend your time in at least a few different areas.
THINGS TO SEE IN HANOI >> EXPLORING THE CAPITAL <<
It may not have lots of famous sites but Hanoi actually has a fair amount to see. My favourite thing to do is just enjoy the local atmosphere – but here are my suggestions on how else to spend your time in Vietnam’s capital city.