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Journeyman’s Challenge – Vietnam


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Let’s make something clear – vacationing and traveling are not always the same. While those looking for a perfect place for taking a break off work are often asking for comfort, relaxation, and convenience, there are those among us who like to travel simply for the challenge.

And when it comes to investing effort in a trip, some countries demand a struggle from their visitors. One of those countries is Vietnam, and while it offers a lot, it’s certainly not a place for the faint of heart.

Starting Off Easy

Before we get to the hard part, let’s take a look at how easy and cheap it can be to find food and a place to stay in the fascinating country that is Vietnam.

Accommodation is fairly cheap – hostels can be found for $6 a night, while private rooms at hotels can go as low as $18.

Believe it or not, $1 is enough for a full meal in Vietnam. Street food is delicious here, and if you fancy going to a restaurant for lunch, you can rest you mind as most of them price their dishes at $2-4.

A True Test

What’s so hard about going to Vietnam, you ask? Getting there isn’t the problem, finding your way around is.

For example, trekking along the banks of the Mekong Delta can be a difficult task.

It covers a stunning 60,000 kilometers of area which you can only admire while moving on foot.

Next up are the Cu Chi Tunnels. Over 500 km of tunnels once used by the Viet Cong during the war are a perfect place for cave-lovers, but not for those who like chilling out.

Ultimately, you have to take a hike in Halong Bay. More than 3000 islands are available for hiking, so it would be a pity not to take your shot at them.

Although Vietnam is not the war-ridden country we often see in movies, it still has a certain challenge to it. With spelunking and hiking as its main traits, we can recommend this country to anyone looking for an adventure.