Are we travelers allowed to downright dislike like a place? And do we dare to say it out loud when everybody else loves it?
I didn’t like Vietnam. There I said it, judge away. But while you judge me I will have you know that nobody was more upset about this feeling than me. I wanted to come to Vietnam and love it; the country, the history, the people, and the landscapes – what was not to love? But when I got there I just felt disappointed. Saigon was loud and rainy with the most impossible streets to cross but at the same time devoid of the charm that other Asian cities like Bangkok have. The coastline was nice, but couldn’t measure up to Thailand and the stunning beauty of Halong Bay couldn’t make up for the shortcomings of the rest.