Vietnam is hot spot for travelling, especially for backpackers who are on a budget. Here is a travel article written from an Indian travelling in Vietnam.
“Vietnam is every backpacker’s dream with its undulating history, unique natural topography, culinary options that test and tease, and favourable currency exchange rate that can make you feel like a millionaire. For a dose of modern Vietnam in all its vividness and vitality, visit Vietnam’s largest City, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Formerly called Saigon, it is the real life version of fast and furious—with bikes whizzing across its busy streets, and sidewalks filled with stalls and foodcarts. The city is always on the move.
Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, District One attracts backpackers from the world over with countless affordable accommodation options. I ditched guided tours for a true flavour of Saigon. You haven’t really been to a city until you get lost in it! Its maze-like lanes cramped with homes, tiny eateries, and wall paintings, are a delightful. Locals park bikes in their living rooms for want of space. For authentic Vietnamese cuisine, grab a bite at streetside food stalls, try their famous pho (a traditional noodle soup) or get a refreshing treat of Bai Ho (freshly brewed local beer) available on most street corners. Public dance classes held at parks of HCMC are very interesting, people dance to blaring music like no one’s watching. After some persuasion, I joined right in, following a crowd of strangers as they did hip-hop steps on traditional folk music, under the setting sun.”
Source(Mithila Mehta): Continue Reading @ zeenews.india.com