"Vietnam -- Beautiful Land" Vietnam by Ewingjr98
Vietnam Travel Guide: 12,874 reviews and 32,444 photos
Vietnam is a wonderful country that has recovered remarkably well from its war-torn past. Having just opened its borders in the early 1990s, it still has an immature but growing tourist industry. During my visit, I saw few westerners, and no other Americans. There was a tourist drop-off in 2003 due primarily to SARS, but still showing the after-effects of September 11th.
During my visit, I spent four days in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) visiting a small farm village to the north, My Tho on the Mekong River, and Vung Tau on the coast. I also spent five days in the Hanoi area, three of those days on a guided trip to breathtaking Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island.
- Pros:Inexpensive, good food, few tourists, great people
- Cons:Scams, scams, scams
- In a nutshell:The best trip I have ever experienced
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