Ho Chi Minh: Scenes from the Countryside

The rural areas surrounding the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh are a veritable playground for those seeking a more serene take to their trip.

As testament to the value of taking the load less traveled, the rural areas surrounding the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh are a veritable playground for those seeking a more serene take to their trip. A guided bus tour to a random destination can yield unexpected adventures and even more material for daydreams upon your return.

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Trees provide ample shade against the tropical sun as the sound of waterfalls soothes those city-frazzled nerves.

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Teenagers rough-house (with life vests, of course) on a make-shift dock by the rocky edge of the falls.

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An abundance of colorful and healthy dragon fruit are a staple at roadside stalls throughout the countryside.

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Sun-dried squid, a delicacy.

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Ever so zen, forgotten statues litter the grounds of the many temples undergoing repair.

What are your snapshots from your travels?

About the Author

Alexis Betia

Alexis Betia

From city rat to island child, Alexis Betia has done a full 180 in her search for beautiful places. She’s learned the value of turning left where most people turn right, and of reaping the rewards of saying “YES!” to the universe. Books and beaches are her best friends.