I wanted to eat A LOT of pho, banh mi sandwiches, and Vietnamese BBQ so knew I would need to stay in Vietnam for a while – and that’s what I did.
Due to the fact that the Vietnamese really know how to cater to travelers (yes WIFI & bathrooms on the sleeper buses) I bought an open bus ticket and made the trek from the south to the north for two months in late 2014. As long as the bus company had a days notice of when you would be hopping on, you could travel at the pace that you wished. No need to stress about planning too much in advance.
My trip looked like this: Phu Quoc – Saigon – Mui Ne – Dalat – Nah Trang – Hoi An – Danang – Hue – Hanoi – Sapa – Cat Ba.
Traveling with no time restrictions and in a place that is very affordable is the absolute best. Check the rest of my Vietnam stories to figure out details of the places I went.
Vietnam is 100% MY FAVORITE country I have ever visited.