Love it or Hate it
Before talking about 5 things you will like in Vietnam…
Before I went to Vietnam, I asked many people what it’s like in Vietnam. Some said they loved Vietnam so much, while others said they didn’t like Vietnam at all, so I didn’t know what to expect from Vietnam.
The trip to Vietnam finally happened in February 2017. Here are the things I liked about traveling around Vietnam for one month.
5 things you will like in Vietnam
Vietnamese coffee is the number 1 on my 5 things you will like in Vietnam list! As a coffee lover, I’ve already heard so much about how fantastic Vietnamese coffee is. I would like to say that Vietnamese coffee is love. It’s strong and bitter. It also leaves a sweet flavor at the end. It’s perfect for any time of the day. If you feel tired from a hangover or lack of sleep, this small strong Vietnamese coffee will make your eyes open wide instantly! 😉
A typical Vietnamese coffee is a black coffee with a lot of condensed milk. It is loved by many coffee fans. Usually, I’m not up for sweet coffee, but I liked it a lot. You can taste what it’s like to be in heaven while having a cup of sweet Vietnamese coffee. If you don’t like sweet coffee, you can simply ask for a black coffee.
It’s also so much fun watching what’s happening on the street while enjoying your Vietnamese coffee! 😉
I saw Vietnamese people in their Vietnamese hats in pictures many times. The Vietnamese hats looked so lovely but I thought the pictures were just for promoting the authentic image of Vietnam for tourism. But as I arrived in Vietnam, I started to see many people, especially Vietnamese women wearing these cute hats! They wear the triangle-shaped hats while they are working in the field, selling things on the streets, and walking in the rain!
It was really really cute on them and I loved it. I literally fell in love with these hats on the ladies and I couldn’t stop taking pictures of them! You will fall in love with it too and you might want to buy Vietnamese hats as a souvenir for you, friends and family. (After trying and seeing cute Vietnamese hats, you will be one who will truly understand why Vietnamese hat is on 5 things you will like in Vietnam list. 😉 )
3. Vietnamese mask
When you are in the cities of Vietnam, you will see many people wearing colorful masks when they are driving a scooter. One guy told me it doesn’t look sexy when a girl is wearing a mask and it turns him off. Yeah, maybe they don’t look very sexy, but I find wearing a mask with weird prints so funny that my friend and I bought masks and wore them when we were on a scooter. It protects you from vehicles’ smoke, and it keeps you warm while driving in the cold weather in Vietnam. Two birds with one stone! Why not?
When I bought a ticket to Vietnam, I was really excited to eat Pho since I am a huge fan of Pho! Pho is a Vietnamese rice noodle. Vietnamese people usually eat Pho for breakfast and dinner. (But nobody judges you even if you eat Pho for lunch! No worries! 😉 ) You can find easily Pho everywhere, at the restaurants or on the streets of Vietnam, especially if you are in the old quarter of Hanoi.
The deep flavor of the broth of the beef bones, rice noodles, slices of beef, and some fresh bean sprouts will be another reason for making you want to stay longer in Vietnam! 😉 (If you eat a real good Pho, you will understand why Pho is one of top 3 on favorite thing on 5 things you will like in Vietnam list. 😉 )
5. Vietnamese sleeping bus
Most complaints from fellow travelers around Southeast Asia is the bus rides. Small seats, narrow gaps between seats, so you can’t stretch your legs. But unlike normal express buses, Vietnamese sleeping buses have long seats where you have more space to stretch your legs and you can actually lie down!
I really enjoyed my bus rides in Vietnam thanks to these comfortable Vietnamese sleeping buses! I could sit, I could put my stuff near the feet, and I could even sleep on the comfy seats. I wish Korea also had these amazing Sleeping buses! You will be less stressed after your long hours of bus rides in Vietnam! 😉
Which one do you think you will like in Vietnam? Or Did you like something else in Vietnam? Please leave a comment below. 🙂
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