KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
OFFICIALLY THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM
LANGUAGE - VIETNAMESE
CURRENCY - DONG
SAYING HELLO - XIN-CHAO ("SIN-CHOW")
THANK YOU - CAM-ON ("GAHM-UN")
DON'T MISS - HALONG BAY AND THE HAI VAN PASS
I rode from Hue to Hoi An down the Hai Van Pass with Le Family Riders and highly recommend it as a way to get to or from Hoi An. Read about my experience here. Ha Long Bay, further north, was also an epic check on my bucket list. Click here to learn more about this beautiful destination.
MUST EAT (OTHER THAN EVERYTHING) - BAHN MI!
If you're interested in learning to make Vietnamese food, check out Green Bamboo Cooking School in Hoi An - (Not planning to visit Hoi An? Well... you should... because it's well worth the trip).