Eat, See, Do - Vietnam



Vietnam 


Vietnam is a beautiful country filled with kindhearted, helpful people who never miss an opportunity to smile and say hello. After having read reviews online about people falling for scams and being ripped off, I was a little sceptical and cautious entering this country. How wrong was I! 

Keep reading to find out some of my favourite experiences in Vietnam! 

Eat

There was so much good food in Vietnam that it's hard to narrow it down to write about just a few! The pho and the spring rolls were so fresh and unlike anything I've ever had here in Vancouver!

Bun Bo Nam Bo vermicelli noodles with beef and bean sprouts 













Egg Coffee

Egg coffee is a delicacy in Hanoi, Northern Vietnam. It's  rich and creamy and actually really filling!! Traditionally it's prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and Vietnam's famous, strong robusta coffee.  























Bubble Tea

There's a bubble tea shop on every corner in Saigon, southern Vietnam. I probably drank my body weight in bubble tea for only $.70 each!! You have to try the classic milk tea.














See

Ha Long Bay, in North Eastern Vietnam was recently declared one of the new wonders of the world. It's known for its blue waters and thousands of limestone islands covered in jungles!  
















It was so gorgeous, I've never seen anything like it! 

I took an organized tour through the region in which we kayaked through the thousands of islands and spent a night on a private island. We may or may not have gone skinny dipping...












Do

I went on so many adventures in Vietnam and could go on for days about all of the cool places to visit. While in Hoi An, central Vietnam, I visited the ruins of My Son. They were built in 4th to 13th centuries CE while the country was predominately Hindu.


















We spent an afternoon wandering through this beautiful park and marvelling the damage done to the ruins during the Vietnam war. 

They are currently in the process of collecting the original bricks to refurbish the structures.
























Despite being surrounded by such a morbid history, it was also really beautiful. There were thousands of butterflies fluttering through the sky and the lush forest was breathtaking.   


















Vietnam is definitely one of my favourite places I've ever visited. It was so full of culture and optimism even despite the very recent war. To see a country who has come together to rebuild itself after going through so much was inspiring. 

I spent most of my time in the north and I would highly recommend spending a good amount of time in Vietnam and going out of your way to explore the road less travelled because you never know what you might find. 

Leave a comment and share some of your experiences in Vietnam!! 

xo
Emily 
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6 comments

Akosua Evelyn said...

Great Post.I like the pictures.Hey you have a very nice blog

Aga Baja said...

WOW the Egg coffee sounds weird but amazing! I have to try this as soon as I visit Vietnam. Thanks :)

Yuliya Oleynykova at Yukova said...

Vietnamese food is one of my faves. you look very happy on the pics xxx

Charlotte said...

Ah I can't wait to visit Vietnam one day! The food sounds amazing :)

Ginger Paws Outdoors said...

I love those ruins! It looks amazing! And the egg coffee looks very interesting! I've tried Pho and spring rolls before and I love it!

Rabiu Saidat said...

I will like to try the vermicelli noodles with bean sprouts. However I can't try the egg coffee.