Three Things I Love about Vietnam

It’s been months since I visited the country of timeless charm. Vietnam is certainly a place that shouldn’t be missed whenever you plan to go Southeast Asia. Surely, you’ll love this country as much as I do as Vietnam is a perfect place for those who would like to experience unique culture, taste the delicious cuisine, uncover the interesting history and explore various places.


You don’t have to break a bank to get to this place and experience those things. You don’t have to spend a lot to be able to roam around the area of your choice, which is one of the reasons why I love this country. In fact, during our Vietnam trip, we were able to steal cheap airfares that’s why we were able to get to this place. There are now a lot of affordable Vietnam airfares available in most airline companies that fly to this country.


But aside from the cheap airfares to Vietnam, there are a lot of things that certainly made my me fall in love with this country; and here are some of these things that made this trip very remarkable.

Vietnam Coffee

One of the things that this country is known for is their coffee. I’m not a coffee person but when I tasted the Vietnam version of this drink, everything changed. From that moment on, I started to appreciate more the taste of coffee. Too bad, we weren’t able to bring home some coffee beans.

When you visit Vietnam, make it a point to try their famous Viet coffee before leaving. This is absolutely one of the greatest coffee I’ve ever tasted.

Affordable Accommodation

It was said that the government in Vietnam only license hotels to accept foreigners if they offer air-con, a fridge, private bathroom and cable television. The hotel room rate usually starts from US $ 20.00 a night. But in places like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, most likely you can find decent rooms with rates starting from US $ 10.00 with the same amenities.

Case in point, the hotel that we stayed in was one of the cheapest in the area yet without sacrificing comfort and service. The accommodation was already nice and customer service was at its best. They do also provide free breakfast which in fact decent compared to other hotels that we’ve stayed in. They even assisted us on our tours and transfers.

Instant Millionaire

This is one of the countries that will make you an instant millionaire. The paper notes here come into different denominations with 200 Dong as the lowest and 500,000 Dong as the highest one. 

Dong, as the official currency of Vietnam, is one of the least valued currency units in the world. Thus, it explains why everyone becomes a millionaire in Vietnam. A US $ 1 is equals to VND 20,845 (as of this writing); though the value of the foreign currency when exchange to Dong would somehow be the same when spend in this country. Well, the idea of becoming a millionaire even for a short period is somehow appealing, isn’t it? After all, we have to get to experience the situation of becoming a one day millionaire

There are still a lot of things to love about this country. As well as places to see that I’ve actually missed going when I had traveled here. Definitely, I’ll get back to this place and experience the places that need to be seen and discovered. But I bet these three things will already entice you to visit this place and experience the amazing things this country of timeless charm has to offer.

12 Responses

  1. Sky Summer says:

    We also stayed in Nguyen Khang Hotel and we love it there. Thanks for that helpful review. For us are the Vietnamese people, they very friendly and very patriotic to their country.

  2. Sky Summer says:

    We also stayed in Nguyen Khang Hotel and we love it there. Thanks for that helpful review. For us are the Vietnamese people, they very friendly and very patriotic to their country.

  3. Gusto ko na ding bumalik sa Vietnam! I agree so much with cheap accomodation – during our stay we get around a 20USD accommodation with buffet breakfast na ang dami-daming food plus everything is cheap in Vietnam – imagine a 7USD tour to the province, its a good value for your trip!

    'Hope to return to this charming country soon…

  4. Paula O says:

    hahaha! lol! πŸ˜›

  5. Paula O says:

    hahaha! lol! πŸ˜›

  6. blissfulguro says:

    kape para sakin… saka yung purple packaging na dried fruits na ang mahal lang talaga dito sa pinas πŸ™‚

  7. Vietnam is indeed a charming country. Would love to go there if I have the money. Kelan kaya 'yun? Wtf! Everyone knows that I love coffee. In fact, it's my blood. So I'm looking forward to taste that Viet coffee. Ikaw nag-endorse e. HAHAHAHA.

    Hi Marx!

  8. Vietnam is indeed a charming country. Would love to go there if I have the money. Kelan kaya 'yun? Wtf! Everyone knows that I love coffee. In fact, it's my blood. So I'm looking forward to taste that Viet coffee. Ikaw nag-endorse e. HAHAHAHA.

    Hi Marx!

  9. marxtermind says:

    Hindi pa, excited. I still have until March to renew it. πŸ˜€

  10. Paula O says:

    Marx!!!!! alapit na mag 2013! kumuha ka na ba ng passport appointment???? πŸ™‚

  11. kim buenafe says:

    woud love to taste Viet coffee. just booked a trip to Ho Chi Minh and after reading your brief insights, I am now more interested to see and explore a part of Vietnam!

  12. KULAPITOT says:

    cool naman … pagnagkapera ako pupunta ako ng vietnam tas itatary ko yung mga yungib nila kung saan isa sa mga attractions nila

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