Travelling is a great fun. Hanging around with friends to enjoy the scenic beauty, and explore the nature with adventure sports and trekking cannot be matched with anything. Vietnam is one such place where one can experience a great enjoyment. So, before you step into Vietnam, it is better to know a little about Vietnam. Even before you get a US citizen visa for Vietnam
History and Culture
Initially, the country was named as Viet Nam which later became Vietnam. One can notice the culture of Chinese, Americans, Japanese and French here. This is because of the other country’s colonial influences. Generally, their culture revolves around family, community, humanity, and harmony.
Art and Architecture
Each Pagoda, royal tombs, and sanctuaries depict their intrinsic architectural beauty of the Vietnamese. When it comes to art, the Dong Son drums, water puppetry, Thu Phap calligraphy, Quan Ho folk songs are the ones that make their artwork popular.
Food and Cuisine
Vietnamese includes all type of taste in their food; namely sweet, sour, spicy, bitter and salt. “Tiet Canh” is a popular traditional Vietnamese food. Their street food culture is very popular all around the world. They usually drink snake wine for better health.
It is one of the best tourist places in the world with all sorts of entertainment and excitement. Some of the popular tourist places are Halong Bay, Hanoi, National parks, forbidden purple city, Sand Dunes, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Cu Chi Tunnels and much more.
The travelers never miss having an adventure and sporting activities here. Some of the special activities at Vietnam are Lizard Fishing, Elephant ride, crawling inside the tunnel, cave exploration, kayaking around the rocks and much more.
The common sport in Vietnam is Soccer and motorbike is the common transportation here.
The above are the general things that one must know before visiting Vietnam. Read them, understand the Vietnamese culture and enjoy your travel with some knowledge about them.…
Throughout growing up, I dreamed of seeing the world. So much culture, so many different people, so much food and so much to see and do! I knew that I had to get started sooner rather than later else I wouldn’t be able to fit it all in. What I didn’t expect though was to be so moved and humbled by a small group of islanders that live on a small island just off of the coast of Thailand, Koh Samui.
Whilst there, I spent much time with the locals, learning how to fish with their tools, speaking their tongue and playing with their children. They had such a great community and love for one another as well as the earth, that I decided to stay there for a whole year. Not my intention, but sometime you have to be prepared for plans to change.
My most memorable experience whilst living on that small island involved a forest and a huge storm. One of the local farmers had cattle that grazed on the edge of a plantation of sugarcane that bordered a large forest. The dry season was particularly harsh that year i remember hearing them saying. So much sun and so little rain, the forest floor was dry as a bone.
One night, a storm raged outside, it was like nothing I had ever experienced. Deafening claps of thunder, flashes lighting up the sky, I was truly in awe. The farmers I lived with though seemed anxious and worried. They had much more experience than I, and they knew that the conditions were just right for catastrophe.
They were so afraid that lightening would strike the forest and ignite the whole thing. The cattle were in perilous danger, but there was nothing we could do for them. We held our breath and prayed for the storm to pass.
As the night went on, the storm moved south, and dispersed over the sea. The next morning we assessed the damage, fallen trees, broken sugarcane, and the cattle? They looked like they had had a long night, but were in otherwise good health. If you’re ever visiting Koh Samui, make sure to go to the south side of the island and ask for Michaela, everybody knows who he is. He’s lived on the island his whole life and as well as telling stories that will leave you wondering the meaning of life, he has advice for every situation. Truly the wisest man I know. Say hi from me if you ever do go!!…