Is Vietnam a good place to travel? - Backpacking Vietnam for 3 Months

Stunning scenery, friendly people, and delicious food make Vietnam a perfect destination for long-term travel

Three Months Motorbiking Vietnam: A Traveler's Paradise

Three Months Motorbiking Vietnam: A Traveler's Paradise

Vietnam isn't just a place to visit; it's an experience to be savored. Take it from a three-month backpacker who fell head over heels for this Southeast Asian gem.

My journey began with a shared motorbike adventure from Hanoi, weaving north toward the Chinese border and then south through the mystical central mountains. While my travel buddy moved on after a month, Vietnam's charm kept me captivated for two more.

Coming from whirlwind tours of Thailand and Laos (a month each), Vietnam felt like a breath of fresh air. The three-month visa was a game-changer, allowing me to truly immerse myself.

The Vietnamese people were the heart of the experience. Their kindness and welcoming spirit were infectious, sometimes bordering on hilarious ("one more beer?"). The food, oh the food! Pho became a daily obsession, but the culinary journey extended far beyond.

My exploration unfolded from the bustling streets of Hanoi to the scenic mountains. I eventually sold my motorbike in Da Nang and continued by bus to Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), where I reveled in the city's vibrant energy for three weeks.

Sure, there were rain showers, but they never dampened my enthusiasm (pun intended!). The rice wine added a touch of local flavor, and the incredibly low cost of living (think $300-$600/month for comfort) made it a backpacker's haven.

Vietnam has a permanent place on my "return to" list. The only challenge? The lure of other destinations and the ever-expensive flights to Southeast Asia!

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