Leaving for Indochina in a week, still haven't had much plan yet, try to travel slowly and easily this time.
Trip starts in Vietnam, so let's start with Vietnam.
I will be in Vietnam for about 3 weeks, starting from Hanoi, exiting from Saigon, then heading to other Asian countries. Only accommodation for the first 3 days in Hanoi is planned so far.
I think I'm going to do a motorbike loop in Ha Giang area for a couple of days, the area borders China. I went to Guangxi province of China a few years ago and had a great time there, I reckon probably the landscape would be pretty similar.
After that, I'm probably going to a beach or somewhere to chill, any quieter beaches recommended?
I know Vietnam is rather developed in tourism, so probably getting around and finding accommodations won't be a problem.
I was reading some travel blogs, people seem to like Hue, Da Lat and some other places. I saw some pictures of Vietnamese cities, I must say some cities look pretty similar to Chinese cities, of course they have more churches due to previous French colony, but where I live at the moment we have too many churches, so I don't think I'm going to do too much such sightseeing mainly just to relax.
What I really want to do in Vietnam is:
- I see there are many cafés and they have their own traditional coffee, I love coffee, I'll visit a lot of cafés there.
- I love Vietnamese food, not the those French baguette sandwiches of course, I've been eating too much bread nowadays. I like their noodles and satays, but I'm a noob, never been to Vietnam, so have to discover more varieties of food there. (Feel free to share any Vietnamese food that I have to try)
- Last year I've been to some beaches, mostly for the tasty seafood, I see they have some really lovely islands and beaches, although I don't think I will go specially down south for islands like Phu Quoc, so if you know any nice beaches along the coast, feel free to comment ^^ Thanks in advance.
- I see in the south of the country, Mekong delta I mean, there are similar water markets as those in Thailand, so if I'm not too lazy, I'll try to check it out.
- Vietnamese traditional dress Ao Dai looks quite nice, maybe I should get one and wear it. Hopefully can find them easily for reasonable prices!
- Because my flight is to and from Hanoi, I will stay quite a few days there, so if you have anything to mention, any tips for the city and any nice district worth taking a walk, feel free to share with me ^^
And if you are in Vietnam lately, feel free to reach me out, maybe we could have a small Steem meetup or something, but of course I don't have itinerary yet and don't want to plan much in advance.
Need to pack for the trip now, talk later.
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