Drinking VIETNAMESE cocktail of sounds, smells, images …
April 2016 15-17 days
Being in Cambodia, almost to the last day we didn’t know which country will be our next destination.
We wanted to go to the Philippines,while typhoons still not there, but missed the sale for the flights and it got really expensive to fly from Siem Reap.
Vietnam žadėjom “later on. However, the radom flight from Hanoi to Manilą at an affordable price for the month of may, so no doubt-the first varom to Vietnam!
We wanted to visit Vietnam some time later, but found really cheap ( 79$ one way) tickets for beginning of May. So yeah… Heading to Vietnam right now.
Found an agency , which did a visa for us to Vietnam in one day. Dropped of at night 8Pm , picked up around 5pm next day .And only 43$. No invitation letters . Visa for 30 days in the passport.
From Siem Reap took the night bus (with the beds!) to Phnom Penh. Early in the morning, after arriving in the capital, had to change to another bus and after four hours of driving we already in Vietnam, HO CHI MINH CITY, also known as an-SAIGON.
Well, and here, in the South of Vietnam, our new adventure began.
The first shock-traffic. Hundreds of scooter traveling in one direction and trying to maneuver , rotate, just pass. .. And it seems that they are all so confident. And I’m even afraid to cross the street, because nobody will stop and nobody will wait for you.
First laughed, when I heard the guide explaining tourists, how to pass through the street, but quickly the instructions helped us too! You just need to walk – slowly , they will drive one way or the other around you .
What’s even more interesting?
Became millionaires . $ 1 = Vietnamese Dong 22500. ($ 45 = 1 mln. Dong).
Found a Hotel in backpacker’s area, there’s action and during day and after sunset.