Northern Vietnam Travel Guide

When it comes to Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam is easily my favorite pick. Once a lesser-known destination, it has become more and more popular among tourists in recent years. With its beautiful nature and cultural diversity, Vietnam attracted 10 million visitors in 2016, an increase of 26.0% from 2015.

From the peaceful rice valleys of Sapa in Northern Vietnam stretching to the bustling city of the Ho Chi Minh in the south, Vietnam is home to a wealth of attractions and amazing cuisine that will attract both budget and luxury-seeking travelers. Here’s your complete travel guide for your 1 week’s trip in Northern Vietnam

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CouchSurfing Story: Phuoc & Family in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Perhaps Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, wouldn’t rank high on our list if it hadn’t been for CouchSurfing. The city is chaotic, noisy, and overwhelming.

But staying with Phuoc and his family for four nights made our stay in HCMC memorable. We got along well and spent a lot of time together touring the city, eating local delights, playing card games, cooking together, practicing English, and even doing exercise videos! We wish we lived in the same city as Phuoc because we loved spending time with him.

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Quick Guide to Housesitting

We’ve spent zero dollars during our time in Australia so far. One way to subsidize this cost is to housesit! Housesitting is an excellent way to experience local culture, take care of animals, and have some downtime to work on projects while you’re on the road full-time. Here is a quick guide on how you can get started housesitting!

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