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Vietnam Part 1: Vietnamese Food

Last of the Mekong Delta countries on my list (I don't fuck with Myanmar) but a favorite of many. I toured through the South up to the central highlands and back. Winter is not ideal for the North, and I did not regret my decision to skip Hanoi in the least, which I will explain later.

I came to Vietnam with low expectations because 1. What could possibly top Cambodia? and 2. The large volume of cautions for scams and thieves in Vietnam. The warnings were noticeably more severe than either Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand. I'm happy to say that I had a phenomenal time in Vietnam, felt reasonably safe, and the trip cost much less than I thought.

I will talk specifically of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat, Da Nang, and Hoi An in separate posts, and what I did there after a few gross generalizations of the country overall.

The Food:

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