My friend told me she applied visa on arrival with Eviva Tour Vietnam and was very happy with their service. I followed her advice to get visa via this company. With their sales team, getting Vietnam visa is very easy and fast. Besides, their website is very informative; therefore, I referred some of their tour information to make a Vietnam tour by myself.
I arrived Sai Gon and was shocked with the traffic here. This is the first time I have ever seen so much traffic and so many bikes. Traffic lights were also seemingly non-existent. Crossing the road was so scary but also a special experience for me. It’s likely I’m carrying my life in my hands and legs. Luckily, I come back in “one piece”.
However, the food of this city makes me fall in love with it. I loved Ben Thanh Market for its food stalls and pretty kitchenware. Quan An Ngon was highly recommended for its variety of Vietnamese dishes. Hoa Tuc was a lovely Westernized restaurant and I would have loved to attend a cooking class if I have enough time.
Additionally, I managed to fit in culture visiting the War Remnants museum and took a walk around the old town. I then trekked out to the Cu Chi tunnels on the local buses. After around 3 hours, I finally arrived and spent the afternoon watching videos, crawling through the unbelievably small tunnels.
Hoi An is a peaceful town where beach resorts line the coast and I can cross a road without any fear at all If you come here, book a beach yoga session if that’s up your alley and then visit the Ancient Town, an well-preserved area with bright yellow walls, joyous lanterns, lots of tailors, and delicious food choices. Banh Mi Phuong is a good bread that was filling with meat, some salad vegetables. Walking along the river till dark, breath the fresh air and offer 1 USD to the elderly lady selling candle-lit paper lanterns, releasing into the river and watch it join its other lantern friends – it was a feeling of serenity and appreciation. I loved this vibrant little town!
I arrived the capital of Vietnam in a cold morning. I could not wait to try Pho for my first lunch in Ha Noi. And it is the best dish I have ever had so far.
I am writing this whilst sitting in a quiet car, going to the airport to come back home. This is a wonderful trip with unforgettable memories about a country with friendly and enthusiastic people.