Viet Nam offers great value for solo travelers: blogger

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A friendly, cheap and safe destination, Viet Nam is one travel blogger's top choice for solo travel.

 The famous terraced fields in Mu Cang Chai, a rural district of Yen Bai Province,
in Viet Nam's Northeast region. Photo by VnExpress/Nhat Tan

IndieTraveller, an independent travel blogger website, asked 10 travel bloggers to pick their favorite destinations based on their experience.

Of these, Chris, a Canadian blogger at Lessons Learned Abroad, chose Viet Nam as his favorite destination, citing its budget-friendliness.

Unlike Thailand, which is heavy on the party scene, Chris said it was way cheaper to traveling to Viet Nam, since he could even get a room for as low as US$3 per night, which may even include breakfast and a free beer, allowing him to use the rest of his money on getting a full travel experience, visiting beaches, hiking to different places, and drinking at different bars.

He also said that the country was a safe destination and has a “well-traveled backpacker scene,” so a new solo traveler will have no problems making new friends.

Chris recalled his memory of a man in Saigon who gave him a half-toothless smile and a thumbs up when speaking with him.

“It was just a little moment, but as a solo traveler, those are the moments that matter,” he wrote.

Other bloggers listed countries that neighbor Viet Nam, like Thailand, while Cuba, Belgium and Panama stood out as favoured destinations for solo travel.

In August, the US News newspaper listed Viet Nam as one of 30 best solo travel destinations alongside neighbors Singapore and Thailand.

The ancient town of Hoi An in central Viet Nam last June was named among the 10 safest and most exciting places on this earth for solo travelers in a list compiled by travel editors at Momondo, a UK based travel site.

Source: Vnexpress