What to know about Vietnam before you visit

Four things we loved (and didn’t) after two months of travel

Over two months, Daniela and I fell in love with Vietnam and its people. It’s a phenomenal, complicated place, filled with spectacular scenery, a rich and complex history, and no shortage of unique places to visit. I’d never spent that much time in a single country (apart from the US, of course), and that gave us plenty of opportunities to reflect on what made it such a fantastic place for us. Here are eight things anyone considering traveling to Vietnam should know before you visit this wonderful country.