Hello travel lovers!
This post is long overdue! As you know, I came back from Vietnam 2 months ago and it was one of the best trips of my life! I really want to take the time to write this post to encourage you to visit Vietnam if ever you plan on traveling south east Asia any time soon. Many people ask ‘Why Vietnam’. It seems like some people do not see Vietnam as a place tourists should visit but I can assure you that Vietnam is a must on your list. And if you are hesitant, here are 5 simple reasons why you should visit vietnam:
- The diversity
Vietnam has so much to offer! My boyfriend and I traveled from South to North and trust me, no city looked the same. From the South where we had beaches, through the dunes in Mui Ne, to the mountains of the North, Vietnam is the land of diversity. If you are planning on backpacking, you will not be disappointed because there is just so much to see. So open your mind and get ready to be amazed.
2. The food
Can we puh-lizzzz talk about the street food? Street food has always had a soft spot in my heart especially in Asia. In Vietnam, it is important to look for the small, discrete places. From my experience, I can tell you that they are the best. Vietnamese eat a lot of rice, grilled meat, soup, fried noodles and smoothies. Yum! Plus, you will barely gain any weight because the food is so light! So if you are a foodie on a budget, Vietnam is the place for you!
3. The prices
That wonderful feeling when you are finally a millionaire ! haha. Life in Vietnam is super cheap. Especially when you convert US dollars. You can get a full meals for about $1 to $2, full days of activities for about $6, 12 hours transportation from one city to another for $20, rooms for $6 a night… It doesn’t get any better than this! So if you plan on traveling to Vietnam but are worried about the costs, just know that it will only really costs you money to get there but once you arrive, you won’t need to spend a lot of money to have fun and taste good food!
4. The tailor made clothes
Hoi An, in Vietnam is tailor made clothes paradise! Many travellers go there, give their measurements, go visit another city and come back to get their clothes. Not only are they very professional, but the clothes are cheap, high quality and ready on time! my boyfriend got multiple suits done and I got some outfits and sandals done! If you are traveling in Vietnam, I highly recommend planning a stop in Hoi An.You surely wont regret it.
5. It is a great way to meet backpackers
Many backpackers love traveling through southeast Asia. In Vietnam, you will meet many travelers. It is a great way to bond with people who share the same passion as you. Don’t be afraid to change your plans based on their suggestions. It is always good to be flexible and see where the road leads you.
Hopefully this was enough to convince you. I hope to see your pictures from Vietnam soon
A travel lover