Vietnam is a warm and wonderful country. One where east meets west and one where it’s cheap to eat and stay. There’s more than 2,000 miles of it. Mostly between Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City (still often known as Saigon) in the south.
They don’t let foreigners drive here – a good thing as there are 45 million scooters. In a population of 92 million and the people who aren’t steering seem. To be on the back as they sweep down the pot-hole ridden streets.
Not that locals worry, particularly the ones texting as they go. There’s only one single-track railway between the two main cities. A journey of 30-plus hours and even main road travel seems to be at scooter pace.
Good Place For Traveling In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
Tourist travel tends to involve plane hops and minibus jaunts accompanied by local guides. So, while it might not seem like a place for a touring holiday. There’s now a tourist trail from one end of the country. To the other that can be accomplished with a bespoke travel company. It’s so relaxed that even the children will love it and with a family. Of four able to have a noodle dinner for well under £10, the value is remarkable.