This was my first trip to Asia and Vietnam certainly met all my expectations. The vibrancy, colours, beautiful scenary, crazy traffic and friendly people all added to the atmosphere and enjoyment.
We took an escorted tour which worked well for us, beginning in the capital city Hanoi in the north of the country and making our way down to the Mekong Delta in the south.
At every turn there were interesting sights and sounds and the tour was so varied from the busy city streets to a tranquil overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay.
We really felt we had an insight into the way of life of the country and how difficult it has been in the past for the people. Life for many is still hard with many working long hours to make a living. The street markets are fascinating selling everything from rice to car wheels and possibly even more interesting are the wholesale floating markets on the Mekong where produce is sold from boats and taken to the markets in the villages for resale.
Though we did not choose to visit a beach resort there are many wonderful beaches along Vietnams long coast line catering for western tourists.
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Purchases from the Floating Market
A Village Market
Traffic in Hanoi
Tho Bon River Hoi An
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