Trek through lush rainforest, explore lively cities, and fall under the spell of a country on the rise with Moon Vietnam. Inside you'll find:
Strategic itineraries ranging from two days each in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to a journey down the Dragon's Spine
The top sights and unique experiences: Cruise the Mekong Delta and its colorful floating markets and visit beaches in resort towns like Nha Trang. Sip local bia hoi beer streetside in Hanoi or motorbike through the countryside. Sample bite-sized dumplings, rice cakes, and other delicacies at a street cart or indulge in fragrant pho. Hike to remote northern H'mong and Dao villages in Sapa, explore the limestone karsts and caves of Ha Long Bay, or take an excursion to Angkor Wat, the largest religious site in the world
Honest advice on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay from journalist and expat Dana Filek-Gibson
Background information on health and safety, as well as the landscape, history, wildlife, and culture of Vietnam
Detailed maps and full-color photos throughout
Full coverage of Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and the Northern Coast, The Central Provinces, The South-Central Coast, Ho Chi Minh City, and the Mekong Delta
With Moon Vietnam's expert advice and local insight, you can plan your trip your way. Focusing on cities? Check out Moon Hanoi or Moon Ho Chi Minh City. Expanding your trip? Try Moon Phuket & Ko Samui, or Moon Angkor Wat.
About the Author
Fresh out of Emerson College, Dana Filek-Gibson moved to Vietnam as an English teacher in 2010 and never left. Though she only intended to stay for a year, Vietnam's phenomenal street food and breakneck pace had her hooked from the very beginning. Over the next few months, she learned to speak Vietnamese, drive a motorbike, and safely cross the street--no easy feat in Ho Chi Minh City.
Since landing a job with AsiaLIFE, a local magazine, Dana has written about Vietnamese culture and tourism as well as the daily adventures that come with being a redheaded expat. In 2012, she cycled from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Her wanderlust has taken her beyond Vietnam to other corners of Southeast Asia, as well as Europe, Latin America, and Africa. She is also an avid runner and hopes to one day complete a marathon in Southeast Asia.
Whether ringing in the lunar new year like a local or learning the finer details of how to judge a chicken beauty contest, she counts every day in Vietnam as a new adventure.