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I visited Vietnam for 30 days in total, and I had the best time of my life, I met many friendly and helpful people, saw amazing landscapes, beautiful beaches, and everything for a very affordable price. But what did I visit in Vietnam? Where did I stayed and for how long?
I traveled one month around Vietnam, and I enjoyed this country so much. So far it is one of my favorite countries overall. Vietnam has so much to offer, the people are nice everything is super cheap, and the beaches are perfect for relaxing. Here are my five reasons why you should visit Vietnam.
I love Vietnam, but traveling is sometimes a pain in the ass in this enormous long country. There is only one train line, the reunification line and it goes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh alongside the sea. A lot of places are not covered by this train, and it costs way more than the night buses.
I spent around one month in Vietnam, and I tasted the local food from the north to the south, and I could go the other way round again because it was so amazing. Here are the best dishes I ate:
Vietnam is cheap – very cheap! In the past, I showed you how much I have spent in one day in Bejing in Macau and now in Vietnam. Vietnam is here definitely the leader and you can have a great day for under 20 euros! Like this, I did a motorbike tour from Hoi An to Da Nang, slept in a Hostel, had good food and this for around 18 euros. Definitely one of the reasons why you should visit this beautiful country.
This journey was so crazy I must write about it and deliver a message that you shouldn’t underestimate a tropical storm. At the end I needed 48 hours to get to my actual destination, my legs are injured, and my valuables were nearly destroyed. But let’s start from the beginning.
I spent a total of 4 nights in Hoi An to visit the city and the surrounding areas. Unfortunately, the weather was not the best because there was a typhoon in the south part of Vietnam. However, I had some fantastic days and here are the things you can and should do in Hoi An.
This day was so much fun! I rented a bicycle and drove to the Duck Stop, and the Farm Stay in Phong Nha and had an amazing day. For 150.000 VND (5,6 Euro) I could feed the ducks, ride a Buffalo and got food at the end. I definitely had the most fun in the duck cage. They ate from my hands, from my feet, I was the “duck leader,” and I let fly a duck into the water. To end the day, I went to see the sunset at the Farmstay with a good beer and fresh fruits.
Phong Nha? Where is that? And what can I do there? That’s probably the questions you ask yourself right now. Everyone has heard from Ninh Binh, and you can read about it in every other blog but Phong Nha is nearly undiscovered, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s so amazing.