S5-E1- Vietnam Visa Update and Land Travel Tips
We kick off this New Show and the beginning of Series 5 with some exciting news regarding E-Visa entry to Vietnam being extended from 30 to 90 days. Stay tuned for more news as it comes through, however it starts 15th August.
Now on with the show.
We invite you to sit back, relax, and embark on an exciting journey through Vietnam by train as a wonderful way to explore Vietnam overland.
We'll not only explore the beautiful landscapes this country has to offer but also introduce you to various overland travel options available in Vietnam. By hopping on and off a train, you can experience the country in a rewarding and cost-effective way while connecting with locals in their own backyards.
Our guest today is Simon White, an expert in bilateral business between Australia and Vietnam. Despite his professional background, Simon is a passionate advocate for Vietnam's travel scene. He loves discovering new venues, sampling street food, and exploring local food markets. Together, we'll delve into the option of booking just the first couple of days upon arrival and then improvising the rest of your trip. We'll discuss how easy it is to utilize local transport, such as Grab, to get around and the joys of strolling through towns, trying local cuisine, and discovering hidden gems down local alleyways.
Simon will share his experiences in various locations, including Hue, Phan Tiep, Quy Nhon, and Saigon.
[00:00:56] Visa changes in Vietnam.
[00:13:12] Train travel in Vietnam.
[00:16:31] $10 all-you-can-eat seafood.
[00:24:04] A luxurious eco resort.
[00:31:31] Exploring Vietnam's rich history.
[00:35:53] Get a local SIM card.
[00:38:19] Grab a motorbike experience.
[00:42:25] Vietnam's different times of day.
[00:45:44] Amazing food experiences in Vietnam.