It’s not impossible for a modern traveller to find his preconceived experiences in 2010s Vietnam. Still, it requires significantly more effort than one initially believes.

Impressive natural features are still there, but nowhere near the rural centers where urbanization has arrived in waves.
Four days on location squeezed a decent taste of chaotic Hanoi, the Tam Coc caves and river, as well as a cruise on Halong Bay.

Tough faces, badass driving, tuktuk rides, expired Oreo cookies and Coca-cola signs in places where you would least expect to find.
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