Vietnam is a very beautiful country and I enjoyed taking in the views, however I learned a very hard truth about crime in Vietnam and the lack of assistance from police as a victim of a crime. I am not discouraging you from visiting Vietnam but I am delivering the warning to stay vigilant and trust no one. The police treated me terribly when I reported the crime and even went as far as calling me a liar.
When I loosely planned this trip I was going to work my way South to North. My journey started in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). I flew to central Vietnam to visit Hue, Hoi An and Da Nang. They were all within driving distance to one another. After I completed those three cities I flew to Hanoi to close out my Vietnam travels in Halong Bay.
I really wish I would have had a better experience in this country. I don’t like to say never, but this is a place that I just don’t see spending any more of my money in.