With a warm climate, beautiful scenery and friendly, welcoming people, Vietnam is a gem of a destination just waiting to be discovered. It’s a wonderful choice for a romantic break, with a unique culture and unique ways of celebrating romance. Why not give it a try this year?
Discovering Vietnamese culture
People have been living in Vietnam since the Stone Age, and despite the influence of Chinese, French and American settlers, it retains a character all its own. Vietnamese people believe strongly in the ideals of peace, harmony and helping others. They have a strong focus on the natural world and also value education. Though only a small number of people speak English (most of them in the hotel and restaurant trades), you will find that they are very well read. This diligence extends to traditional crafts, and you will find beautiful clothes and artworks to provide souvenirs of your trip.
Places to go
Vietnam also benefits from some truly stunning scenery, from towering limestone mountains to lush jungles teeming with wildlife. Take a tour around the beautiful Ha Long Bay, where legend has it that dragons are born, or catch a night cruise along the Saigon River with the lights of Ho Chi Minh City glittering along the banks. Go exploring in the ancient capital of Hoa Lu, sail out to the cave of the Perfume Pagoda, or go diving among the reefs of Cu Lao Cham Island. You could even take a trip to Da Lat, a city filled with flowers and dedicated to romance.
The traditional cuisine of Vietnam is widely considered to be one of the healthiest in the world. It’s also delicious. Almost everything is prepared from fresh ingredients, but you won’t be kept waiting, whether you eat in the cities’ finest restaurants or you pick up something from a street vendor and enjoy an intimate picnic in one of the many parks. Ginger, mint and cinnamon flavors predominate in dishes based around fresh fish, shellfish, pork, chicken or beef. Most food is served with rice or noodles, and fresh limes are everywhere in richly aromatic dishes.
Making it special
When you arrive in a Vietnamese hotel you’ll find it simple but elegant, with excellent service that still manages to be highly discreet. It’s the perfect atmosphere for a little romance, so why not look online first to find hot plus size babydoll lingerie or a similar surprise for that special someone? Many hotels provide perfumed lanterns, the views are amazing, and in most places you can easily get hold of that famous aphrodisiac, fresh oysters – everything you need to get you in the mood.
With so many things to discover together, Vietnam is a place that will give you memories to treasure through the years. It’s a place where you’ll really feel removed from your day-to-day existence, where the focus of life is completely different and anything seems possible. Even its national motto celebrates happiness.