Sure, there's more to Vietnam than its food. But some of the strongest memories you'll take with you are the smells and tastes of the incredible array of flavours on offer.
Trust me when I say the minute you get home you'll be Googling your nearest Pho restaurant and booking a table. But you'll quickly discover nothing compares to sitting down among the locals, slurping up a steaming hot bowl of Vietnamese soup and watching this chaotic, hypnotic world go by.
Everything seems a little bit more vivid in Vietnam - the colours, the tastes, the landscapes and the history. There's so much to take in that you'll be planning your next trip before the first is even over.
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