By ashelycalkins96 in budget travel Posted July 20, 2020 Tags Vietnam tours
I know I was only one of many who had to serve in vietnam cycling. A difference for me was that I was assigned within the intelligence service and had some control over where in Vietnam I would be assigned. When I arrived in country I attended a standard briefing and most of the servicemen that were also arriving in country were told where they would be serving. That left about 4 of us in the intelligence service and we had a chance to choose our area. I choose the delta and operated out of Cat Lo. The nice thing about Cat Lo was that it is located near Vung Tau. I had an office located at the airport and served along with 2 officers. This was a very secure area but any travel outside of this area could be very dangerous. Our main mission was to try to determine arms movement within the delta.
You have to think twice about swimming in the ocean for fear someone will steal it. Crossing a river could potentially destroy it. Strangers become potential threats.
A jeep picks us up at the end of our trek to take us back to Sapa where we sleep comfortably that evening in our small hotel. Our last day is spent exploring this beautiful town. We hike up Ham Rong Mountain to see its many gardens and stone forest, shop for fresh fruit in the market and relax on a terrace overlooking the mountains. The people are friendly and as usual, the scenery is magnificent.
VietNam Travel Nepal is probably the cheapest country I have been to, and possible the most beautiful. It’s a very poor country and travel costs reflect that. Budget rooms and local meals only cost a few dollars. If you wanted to, it would be possible to travel in Nepal for under $10 per day, however it largely depends on what you want to do. If you take trekking tours etc, then your budget will increase a lot. On that note, you can still easily travel Nepal for under $30 per day.
Most foreigners have never heard of these tunnels if they have not studied significantly about the Vietnam War. These underground tunnels stretch out over one hundred miles long and were used as a safe haven for communistic Vietnamese forces. The U.S. Squaddies came to despise these tunnels for providing a safe shelter for their opponent. The U.S. forces launched attack after attack on these tunnels, only to have each of them turn up short. The Vietnamese were too inventive in the design of these tunnels and the U.S. Troops significantly belittled the massive size. Today, the Cu Chi tunnels stand as a bitter remembrance of such dark days many decades ago.
If you need to stop to take a break during a road trip, make sure that the area is well lit, and well populated or staffed. If you stop at a remote location where there are questionable people loitering, you could put your personal safety in danger, and risk having your car stolen.
Vietnamese give much reverence to their culture and ancestors. Insulting the way the locals look like, the way they speak, and the way they dress is considered offensive and disrespectful to them. They are simple people and take pride in their heritage.READ MORE