Posts in Vietnam
Sashaying Our Way Through Saigon

We didn’t enter Saigon with great expectations, but, if you can dial your filter correctly, you might have the fun time here that we did.

hot take: Saigon was our favorite of the two major Vietnamese cities as we loved the more modern and progressive take on development here. (3.0 stars)
pro tip: Download Grab before you get here or you will be at a loss to move about effectively

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Crawling Through History at the Chu Ci Tunnels

A weapon of a not-to-distant war, the Chu Ci Tunnels remind visitors of the hells of warfare in an engaging way that is sure to leave an impact.

Hot take: A top highlight for Matt in Vietnam, touring the tunnels is fairly cheap ($20 each for the tour) and a MUST for any Westerner (as not just Americans have been involved in overseas imperialism). (4.5 stars)

Pro tip: To get the most out of the tour, try to empathize with the soldiers on both sides of the conflict to experience the site as it was (as opposed to just walking through it as though it were a theme park).

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Ha Long Bay Highs and Lows

The undeniable beauty of Ha Long Bay was almost spoilt by the sad truth of its mismanagement.

hot take: Undoubtedly a natural wonder with bucket list potential, the real-life journey to see it left us disappointed. (3.0 stars)

pro tip: Lower your expectations so you can appreciate the experience for what it is, instead of what you wish it could be.

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