I had originally planned on passing through Vietnam quickly, spending only a couple of days total- all in Hanoi in the north. But my plan & route changed and I ended up traveling the whole length of Vietnam from north to south. I’m sure glad I did, because Vietnam has turned into one of the highlights of this whole journey. The food, the scenery, but mostly the wonderful people have been a great and joyful surprise. Would you believe- they love Americans here, and are so proud that you have chosen to visit their country.