What have been the highlights of your time in this country? Best trips or experiences?

Traveling throughout the country (Sapa, Hoi An, Hue, Ha Long Bay) and region(Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Bangkok). - Jul 2019


Vietnam and SE Asia is travelworthy. There is a lot to see. Sapa in the north is beautiful. Halong Bay. Ninh Binh. Phu Quoc. HCMC. You have easy regional travel, and a major hub through Singapore. The food is pretty good, too. - Apr 2018


Incredible restaurant and food culture. The warm, friendly, and pro-American Vietnamese people. Visiting central and southern Vietnam -- beaches, mountains, forests and jungles. Taking quick, cheap flights across all of Southeast Asia and East Asia. Do a street food tour and then a Hanoi architecture tour. Talented and supportive local staff at the embassy. Knowing that you're working in a country that is growing in importance to the United States and the international community from a strategic perspective. - Dec 2017


We enjoyed traveling out of Hanoi to Danang and Hoi An - charming little town and beautiful seaside village with pristine beaches. We have also been taken aback by the honesty of the Vietnamese. It's by far the most honest culture we've experienced. Yakushi! Weekly massages and facials at Yakushi. $15 for a 90 minute massage has been decadent. - May 2016


Awesome regional travel, saving money, affordable household help (our first time ever having helpers) - Aug 2015


Motorbiking the northwest loop (Hanoi to Sapa, Dien Bien Phu, then return to Hanoi from the west). - Mar 2015


Touring the country. I highly recommend excursions outside of Hanoi to see the rest of Vietnam. Much of the population remains rural which is easy to forget in the loud, congested, increasingly polluted capital. - Aug 2014


Halong Bay's reputation is not misguided: plan 2 to 3 days of cruising to discover this magic place. Bicycling in the country-side around Hanoi is a real breather. - Dec 2011


We've been able to travel to many places around Vietnam and SE Asia - Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia. - Aug 2011


Travel to Bangkok and Saigon for extended weekend trips. You can save money if you can live a local lifestyle. - May 2010


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