Visually Ho Chi Minh was quite different to what I had imagined. I don’t know what exactly I pictured, but after spending a few weeks travelling down Vietnam I didn’t expect to see a skyline dominated by skyscrapers in a city so modern and developed, more so than Hanoi and rivalling even Bangkok.
Vietnam is a really long country, over 1000 miles from top to bottom, so it often requires hundreds of miles worth of traveling between destinations. We tried out a few different ways of getting around Vietnam, but for all the wrong reasons the sleeper bus was definitely the most memorable…
Hoi An is definitely one of the prettiest places we’ve seen on our travels so far. The quaint yellow streets of the Old Town are lit up by silk lanterns every night, and colourful wooden boats sail along the river all day.
The first thing I thought stepping out of our taxi from the airport was that Hanoi was absolute madness. We arrived at night but the streets everywhere were lined with people, outnumbered by the thousands of mopeds bobbing and weaving their way through the mayhem.