We’re back from Vietnam — a combo of a bday + Thanksgiving trip + finding reasonably cheap tickets on a somewhat dubious Asian airline with crappy flight times. It was worth it though — it always is. We had one of the best trips ever. We ate street food, drank Vietnamese coffee (and beer?!) with ice, had sketchy fried food that mildly resembled egg rolls, slept on two night trains, hiked everywhere, rode on a motor bike, met a ton of
amazing people lifelong friends, taught an English class to children…the list goes on and on. Hopefully I’ll blog about it one of these days. Hopefully that day won’t be several years from now.
The icing on the cake? I didn’t get sick like the last time I was in VN (granted that was well over a decade ago, pre-tourism and backpackers and Western style toilets). I’m still getting over a cold I caught somewhere in between Korean and Vietnam, but in the grand scheme of things, a pretty good trade-off.
If you have a bucket list, and Vietnam isn’t on it, it needs to be.
We’re already thinking of when we can go back.