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If you want to see a real Vietnam you should literally 'get off the beaten path'. It isn't complicated - just take a bike or a motorbike and go out of the city/town in any direction. After some time turn to into a less popular small road and follow it. For sure after a few miles you will find a place not spoiled by tourism yet.
Driving any vehicle in Vietnam may seem crazy because the traffic rules probably don't exist or are completely different than you are used to. There is simpler way to find some 'wild' places. While visiting town or city forget about your Lonely Planet or any other guidebook, just walk ahead and live old quarter or any other popular among tourists place.
During our journey I practiced these rules and we experienced unforgettable moments like....meeting a group of children who didn't know what camera is!
Written Feb 17, 2013
Do not discount Nha Trang. It depends on what you want to do but it has alot of bang for the buck.
I was just there last month and while I found it alot more "busy" than previous trips, I still had a great time.
You can go to Doc Let which is about two hours north of Nha Trang. It is much more quiet but not cheap.
Check out the posts for Nha Trang and other locations and decide what it is you want to do and if it fits your plans.
If it's a beach, there are both public and private beaches in Nha Trang.
We went to the public beach right by the amusement park, paid a few dollars for two chairs and then got a lobster from a vendor who walks up and down the beach. Grilled right there for us for about $8.00 USD. A very nice day to say the least.
Written Apr 25, 2012
The Hai Van pass is located in central Vietnam and in many peoples opinion is the deviding point between north and south Vietnam.
When the country was devided the border was a little futher north though.
The pass is 497 meters above sea level and it´s a popular stopping point for peole on a roadtrip as the views from there are very good.
At the top of the pass you also have some old bunkers from the wars Vietnam had against France and USA, aswell as an old gate build by the emperor Ming Mang in the 19th century.
There is also a car tunnel going under the mountain that takes a lot of the heavy business traffic and that is real nice as that means the narrow road to the path is not that crowded.
Written Mar 11, 2012
When I went from Saigon to Phnom Phen I took a tour on the Mekong river. I truly recommend this, it was a journey of a lifetime. There are many tours to take from Saigon to Cambodia, make sure to bring a few photos for the visa procedure at the border. But there are no worries otherwise.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
We took a cooking class in Saigon. They picked us up from the hotel, took us to a market to shop for the ingredients, had a half day of cooking and then ate what we made. It was the best meal we had in Vietnam and the food there is awesome! It was conducted in English. I booked the class on-line. We emailed back and forth.
We made caramalized pork, green mango salad, and Vietnamese spring rolls.
We drank beers the whole time, fun! It was just us three guys too.
Vietnam Cookery Center, 177 Dien Bien Phu , District 1, Ho Chi Minh-Ville , VIETNAM
Tél: +848 82 35 872 Fax: +848 82 35 873 e-mail: email@example.com
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Phone: 848 82 35 872
This village is famous for snake breeding and processing .
Snake is a special food of Vietnam. you can buy liquor of snake or, you can taste foods processed from snake(beware, some people are alergic to snake meat). Annual festival is carried out on the 23rd of the third lunar month . In festival, there is an unique dance of snake.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Get off the beaten path.....you'll see so many more of what you came to Vietnam for.
Imagine a quiet and calm field of rice patties in you view, a flock of ducks paddling in the pond nearby....and a few water buffalos grazing across the field.
The sun shine may get too bright at midday....you could sit down on a grassy patch under a cool shade of the bamboo trees. Light winds blow through your hair....and no horn noises that mixed with dust in the air. Everything is just so pure of peace and calmness. Enjoy Vietnam.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Quy Nhon is a fairly big seaside town situated between Da Nang and Nha Trang.
It´s not a big tourist place at all, but the place has a decent beach, a vibrant fishing scene and is in general a very friendly town.
I stopped there for the night while cycling through Vietnam and thought it was one of the nicer towns in Vietnam.
Quy Nhon has a nice seaside promenade where you have hotels in all price ranges and plenty of nice seafood restaurants.
If you are on a roadtrip though Vietnam then this is an obvious place to stop by for a night.
Written Feb 7, 2011
The Cu Chi tunnels were one of the main factors in the Vietnam war and mabye the most important symbol of the war in the country.
It´s an enourmous network of tunnels through southern Vietnam that the Viet Cong used to hide in and the americans never knew when someone stuck their head out of the groud and shot at them
These days, some parts of the tunnels are open to the public and some very interesting tours are given there.
They have even made a few of the tunnels a little bigger so that it´s possible to fit western tourists in the, so you can get in to one of them and get a little taste of what it was like to live underground during the Vietnam war.
They are located about 2 hours drive north east of Saigon and you have many tour s from Saigon leaving to the tunnels.
Updated Feb 7, 2011
Cycling the Mekong delta is one of the best things i have ever done.
Not that there are a lot of big sights, but this is truly Vietnam without the souvenier shops and motorbike taxi drivers.
Get off the main road and in to the rice fields and just pedal along the rice workers, who are not very likely to have seen a tourist on a bike before.
Updated Feb 6, 2011
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