Little did I know, when I first arrived in Vietnam … I instantly fell in love. Vietnam should be on the top of everyone’s travel list. It’s that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating energy, Vietnam will electrify all of your senses and seize you from all angles. Ho Chi Minh City is calling out to you. Nha Trang is whispering your name 🛫.
Hi, Vietnam (2016 – 2017)
One of the first and more important things to learn when visiting Vietnam is how to cross the street. It may be intuitive at home, but the traffic in Vietnam’s major cities seems so chaotic and incessant, that getting from one side of the road to the other feels almost impossible at first. According to The Diplomat, there are currently 39 million motorbikes in Vietnam, up from about 4 million in 1996. That’s a lot of bikes — and with at least two people on every bike — that’s also a lot of people.
Watch my video below to check out the number of motorbikes 🛵🏍 in Ho Chi Minh City.
Vietnam coffee is something you can’t miss when in Vietnam. As the second biggest producer of coffee in the world, Vietnam knows a thing or two about coffee. It’s also an integral part of the culture, served in cafes and… drumroll… on the street, of course.
Also, check out my lookbook in HCM city last November.
Markets in Vietnam may not be cavernous underground worlds of stunning rock formations and skyscraper high stalagmites, but they can be cavernous worlds unto themselves. Markets like this one in HCM sell everything from fabric for clothing to dried baby shrimp.
The post office in Saigon is also a must visit.
Have you heard of Nha Trang?
Nha Trang offers a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities for visitors worldwide. While the town centre is renowned for its French colonial structures, Buddhist shrines and Champa ruins, Nha Trang’s countryside is also well worth a visit, as you get to experience the local culture, visit traditional villages, and even relax in a mud bath.
More travelogue about Nha Trang will be up soon. Stay tuned! Now, just a sneak preview to show you how exciting Nha Trang is.
Alright, see you soon in my next editorial on “follow me to Nha Trang with AirAsia”.