Boy oh boy did I have an amazing time in Vietnam!
I went in June/July 2011 with my friend Olivia. We spent about 3 days in Ho Chi Minh City then made our way to Phnom Penh with The Sinh Tourist (which I would definitely recommend)
First and foremost, did I lurrrrrrrve Pho! Pho is a Vietnamese broth, usually contains beef, noodles and some greens. And on the side you have Thai basil, coriander, bean sprouts and lemon/lime wedges.
I usually had Pho with Vietnamese coffee. Vietnamese coffee is essentially filtered coffee with CONDENSE MILK. So good. Even better iced.
Admittedly, I struggled with the language barrier in Vietnam. We often had to use hand signals to get around and even with a Vietnamese phrasebook- I had to resort to pointing at words in the phrasebook because I kept on failing miserably at pronouncing the words.
Some of the touristy stuff we did included:
Ben Thanh Market
War Remnants Museum
Become millionaires (VND20,000 = USD1)
Cu Chi Tunnels
Here are some photos from our trip to Vietnam.