Vietnam by Train
Xin chào! Hello and Welcome!
I’ve just come back from a two-week trip in Vietnam and I’d like to share my experience. I hope I can give you some practical tips with this blog and, more importantly, I hope I can make you want to visit this wonderful country.
I had a long-time sympathy and respect for the Vietnamese people and had always wanted to visit Vietnam. I traveled there with my Mongolian friend, a girl I met ten years ago when I was studying in Tokyo (I am French and still live in Japan, she lives in Mongolia). We decided to meet in Hanoi and travel throughout the country by train.
Since it was our first time in Vietnam and we didn’t have much time, we played it safe and followed the classic route, from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, visiting Halong Bay, Hue, Danang and Hoi An along the way. We also made day trips to the Cu Chi tunnels and the Mekong Delta. We mainly followed our guidebooks and some information picked here and there.
We traveled in a mid-range budget, with suitcases and hotels, so this blog is not the story of a rare and epic adventure (sorry for that), but rather the account of a successful first trip in Vietnam and our impression of this charming country. And you know what? For us, it really felt like an adventure.
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