Location Summary - Vietnam

Trip Start Dec 05, 2005
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, April 20, 2007


Location: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta
Duration: 17 days

Sights      5
People     3   (only this high thanks to people of HCMC)
Food        4   (only this high thanks to Tamarind and Cargo Club)
Accommodation    5   (major hassles everywhere)
Ease of Travel / Communication   4
Value for money 7
Weather    8
Safety       3   (only this low thanks to dodgy hoteliers & aggressive hawkers in Hanoi)
Adrenaline factor 4   (see above, and crossing the roads!)
Overall impression / Recommend 4

TOTAL (100)    47

1) Ho Chi Minh City - a pleasant and friendly surprise
2) Hoi An town - like a slightly more touristy Luang Prabang
3) Ha Long Bay - good bunch of people and good staff

1) People - rude, aggressive, lying, always on the make (partial generalisation)2) Hotels - multiple names, refuse to return your passports, constantly selling tours, lie about their facilities
3) Hanoi - no end of hassle and rude/aggressive people - very disappointing and not a good welcome to the country
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