If you come to Vietnam, even for a short time, you will see that besides all the great things you’ve heard of, there are flaws too. When you travel, you can choose to join a Vietnam tour to not blow your budget away, but don’t miss the chance to take advantage of time to get closer to the life of each city.
If you are a food lover, then Vietnam is one of the right Asian places for you to taste a whole new level of gastronomy! Guys, Vietnamese food is amazing.
As you’ve probably heard before, Vietnam is quite well known for its street food and local cuisine, so to not waste your trip, don’t spend all your time in restaurants or famous fast food brands. Instead, just take a walk down the street from your hotel and you won’t be disappointed. Noodles, rice or sandwiches are all must-try dishes. And remember that the food often is spicy, so be sure to ask for no spice if you don’t want any chili!
Ingredients so fresh it’s sometimes scary!
You might also be surprised to see Vietnamese people waking up very early in the morning to go to markets and choose fresh ingredients, from proteins such as beef, pork and chicken to spices like onion or garlic. They are all on sale perfectly fresh in the market, and you can even see fish swimming in front of your eyes and the chickens walking around.
But brace yourself because there will also be a lot of fish and chickens being killed right at the market. At least you’ll know the meat is very fresh!
Friendly people everywhere
Vendors, buyers, locals, strangers – everyone in Vietnam seems to have a smile on their face the whole time, and you probably will too. You might not know the language, but you will always understand others when they smile at you.
Crossing the streets in Vietnam is truly a challenge. There are so many vehicles and bikes and you won’t be able to guess which way they’re going. The best advice I could give is to follow the traffic lights. Yes, it sounds very simple, but that is simply the best and safest way for you to adopt to Vietnamese traffic culture.
At any rate, a trip to Vietnam will be filled with many surprises, maybe a little chaos, and some challenges, but it will also open you up to a beautiful world of delicious food, deep culture, breathtaking views, and some of the most wonderful people you’ll eve be welcomed by. It’s certainly worth the trip, and will likely become a trip of a lifetime!