Getting to Vietnam was a huge headache because of visas, but it was all worth it once we arrived. We found open-ended bus tickets that took us from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi for 26USD. Such a steal! The only real goal was to surf China Beach, and everything else would be an added bonus.

STAY: Hoa’s Place is right on China Beach and is the only place you should consider staying if you are in the area. Try his ‘local’ burger (we still aren’t sure what kind of meat it was made out of).

EAT: Eat phở, phở, and more phở. I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Oh ya, and the fresh baguettes are pretty amazing as well.