We visited Vietnam after spending some time in Thailand and we are going back, soon. I think this is one of my favorite places on earth. From food, to people. The place was amazing, and we have SO much more to see! Due to our tight time-frame we stuck to two main cities, and ventured outside for a bit. We are going back to explore the middle of the country and the far south. We come into regular contact with a ton of Vietnamese people and delicious food here in LA, and visiting the source was the best decision ever made.
Ho Chi Minh City
Everywhere is rad- looking, narrow and tall. We stayed in the really cool backpacker area (look up where the An An II Hotel is). Lots of cheap places to eat and drink.
Ha Noi City
Not to brag, but our research paid off. Our hotel was in the best area. We stayed at the Tirant– it’s SUPER nice and between $50-$60/night. There are tons of cheaper places nearby by this was the last leg of our trip so we decided to splurge a bit.