Hanoi - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Sapa, Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, the Northern parts of the country are beautiful. - Aug 2021

Lots of cool places to see domestically - Halong Bay, Sapa, Danang, Hue, and Hoi An. Nha Thang - not so much. Great food, great friends. We have had a good time overall, much of it because of the people and friendships. - Dec 2019

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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