Vietnam is a country incredibly close to my heart. I spent three months travelling, living, and teaching across the entire country and have the fondest of memories of my time there. It’s almost impossible to pick a highlight as the entire region offers spectacular experiences, dramatic scenery, and some of the warmest, friendliest people I’ve ever encountered on my travels. In the South, I spent time floating through the tranquil waterways of the Mekong Delta to stay with the locals that call Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’ their home. Whatever you’re after from your time away, you’ll be sure to find it in Vietnam!
My first taste of Vietnam was ten years ago when I travelled overland from Laos to Hanoi, my most memorable experience was Halong Bay where I celebrated my 30th Birthday sleeping rough on a junk boat deck under a star filled sky, I then travelled by train and bus down the coast line as far as Saigon. Since then I have returned to Vietnam this year as it is now emerging as a more beach destination and I got the opportunity to explore this further, taking in the beaches of Danang, Nha Trang and the beautiful quiet island of Phu Quoc.