Vietnam is a destination showing up more and more on nonrev’s travel lists.
I went to Hanoi back in 1994 before the US even had an ambassador appointed to Vietnam.
Hanoi looked nothing like the picture above. My how the city has changed.
I found the people to be very friendly and the country very cheap. Talking to people who have been recently, not much has changed in those two areas.
The north is very different from the south as the south is more westernized and commercial. The beaches are stunningly beautiful.
Getting around by train is easy and relatively inexpensive.
The Frugal Travel Guy just did a very good story on what to see and do and how to get around Vietnam.