Browsing Category Vietnam

Vietnam has grown to become one of the top destinations for travellers in South East Asia, with Halong Bay inevitably being top of their list. I mean, it looks like a scene from a lego set or a pirate movie! For a bigger itinerary, have a read of my list of things to do in Vietnam. Be careful when ordering breakfast if you have a weak stomach, a common dish often eaten there is the half hatched eggs. Yep, a developed bird embryo will be on your plate, not something you can maybe handle after a night of too many beers and cocktails. On the other hand, if you’re a fan of cashew nuts then you could be in for a treat, as they are the worlds biggest exporter. Considering how expensive they are to buy here in the UK, these can be a great snack to get for travelling, especially if stuck on overnight buses or trains. Another popular tourist attraction is the Son Doong caves, the 2nd biggest in the world. I’m not exaggerating when I say big, this isn’t one where claustrophobic people need to be nervous, you could fit a plane through there. One really cool fact is that, despite the nation being very impoverished, they still have a literacy rate of 97%! I don’t think we even have that in the UK. There is a strong focus on education which is amazing to see.