Western guests eat fish sauce and drink Vietnamese egg coffee 4Western guests eat fish sauce and drink Vietnamese egg coffee 4

Below are the words shared by Mr. Kieran Prendiville, British speaker, about his visit to Vietnam with his Australian friend, writer Jimmy Thomson.

On a cool evening by the lake in the center of Hanoi, we sat spellbound listening to Su Su sing.

The price of hiring a tour guide in Vietnam is very cheap, allowing you to interact more with local people.

Jimmy wrote books about the Vietnam War and also organized a number of tours for veterans.

Kieran Prendiville, a British screenwriter, and his friend from Australia had an interesting journey in Vietnam.

Our journey to explore Vietnam begins with enjoying Hanoi street food.

Of course, both my old friend and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to enjoy pho – a famous dish of Hanoians with soft fragrant meats and attractive broth.

However, the most special dish I tried in Vietnam was fish sauce, made from fermented sea salt fish.

Although fish sauce is very difficult to eat, for me, it is not the most `difficult` challenge when coming to Vietnam.

Crossing the road is like crossing a river full of reeds.

Western guests eat fish sauce and drink Vietnamese egg coffee

Su Su also showed us a photo in which a man was driving a motorbike with a live cow on the back.

After exploring the romantic and elegant capital Hanoi, Jimmy and I packed our backpacks and headed straight to the most magnificent city in Vietnam – Saigon.

In the Mekong Delta, we rented bicycles to visit rice fields, then went to a market, where we witnessed people butchering and skinning live frogs to make hot pot.

After trips to the Mekong Delta and Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Jimmy and I also set foot in other lands in Vietnam.

Western guests eat fish sauce and drink Vietnamese egg coffee

Hoi An is peaceful and ancient with many intact temples and skillful tailors.

There are many activities in Saigon for tourists to experience such as visiting the War Relics museum, spending time at the photojournalism exhibition area to feel the courage and skills of battlefield photojournalists.

Ngoc Mai

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