Some impressions of my trip to Vietnam

I went to Vietnam for almost three weeks in July 2018. I have never before been there. My husband, a befriended couple and I, we planned a guided trip from the north to the south of Vietnam. After our arrival in Hanoi, after a 12 hours flight with lots of turbulence, we met our travel guide and four other people who completed our travel group.
 

( Finally, landed in Hanoi.)


We know the July is one of the rain time months over there. We didn't care because the rainy season has, except the Rain, benefits as there are lower temperatures (but still very hot) than in the high season, there are also fewer tourists. I know many people avoid traveling in the rain season. For us, it isn't a problem if we get rain, sometimes. Much more it is a refreshment from time to time. We have been learning and enjoying that on other trips to Asian countries. We enjoy places when they are not too crowded.
The first day of our trip was very tiring because, after our arrival in the very early morning, the rooms of our first hotel hasn't been ready. We had to wait until noon.
So we used the time for the first steps in Hanoi without our travel guide. He had been recommending to us to trying Vietnam's traditional noodle soup called "Phở" when he left us. As we were hungry, we looked for a local soup kitchen. We found it nearby the hotel.


Here I am with two of my friends, waiting for the soup.

And that is the soup:

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( Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!
You can eat the soup with beef, chicken, or seafood.
Believe me, it's delicious. )

In the afternoon after our arrival, we visited the old town of Hanoi with the big market. The next day, we visited the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, a few temples, and other places. Please, have a look, here are some impressions of Hanoi.

A bridge over the Red River

At the market.

The Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.

Some other pictures:

I am going to publish some more pictures later in my photos.

The following days of our trip have been full of new impressions and experiences.

We have been on a boat to see the famous Halong Bay with its rock formations in the sea. The weather was a bit bad, but it did not matter. The view was breathtaking and we enjoyed the view and the time on the boat.

Halong Bay, also known as the "Bay of the Descending Dragon", has been a UNESCO World Heritage since the mid-1990s. According to legend, the bay is said to have been created by a dragon, who in his fight against Mongol invaders with his tail smashed the landscape into hundreds of rocks.

After a domestic flight from Hanoi to Da Nang in central Vietnam, we visited the Marble Mountains and made a boat tour on the Hoi An River in Hoi An. The onward journey led us further over the "cloud pass" to Hue.

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Comment by Rose Iris Will on August 10, 2018 at 13:03

Glosky Jebulan, thanks for your interest in my blog and your comment. 

I will add a few pics of Saigon in the next continuation of my blog.

Comment by Rose Iris Will on August 10, 2018 at 13:00

Hello Fizzy, everything is much cheaper than in Europe (just for example). The only problem is that the Vietnamese are very small and we do not fit in the clothes. My husband fell in love with a shirt but as he is 180 cm tall and therefore he could not find it in his size. Even people who are a bit thicker, do not fit in the clothes. The sales assistants had smiled when someone tried to try on a piece of clothing.

Comment by Glosky Jebulan on August 10, 2018 at 12:12

Wow!! Vietnam is one of my dream destination especially Saigon...Glad to see your pictures Rose! 

Comment by Fizzy on August 7, 2018 at 2:57

it is cheaper over there especially fabrics for clothing

Comment by Rose Iris Will on August 6, 2018 at 11:58

Hello AG.

You are right, Vietnam has to offer many interesting sights and natural wonders. 

Thanks also for your nice welcome. 

Comment by Rose Iris Will on August 6, 2018 at 11:55

Rosemary, the Halong Bay is amazing even when the weather is a bit bad. To see that beauty let forget everything. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on it.

Comment by Rose Iris Will on August 6, 2018 at 11:52

Hi, Paula. Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. I will post more soon.

Comment by AG on August 6, 2018 at 7:08

happy to see you again with very interesting blog and photos.. among those photos, I like the Dragon bay so much.. and also I like the traditional market... I know that Vietnam is full of natural wonders.. Happy to know about your trip.. and happy to see you also again.. 

Thanks for sharing :)  

Comment by Rosemary :) on August 6, 2018 at 5:52

  Thanks for  sharing  ur wonderful  moments  with us here  . I have learned the name and place of Halong Bay   , I have saw this place in a pop song and I thought it was in Philippines  :) 


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Comment by ❀❤•❀Paula✿.•❤øº on August 5, 2018 at 21:14

Wow Rose.....loved this!!!  Thank you so much!!  Can't wait to see more of your pictures!!!  

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