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17 months of exploring Vietnam by Croatian tourists

In February 2020, Matija Babic made a travel plan to Vietnam for a few weeks. Due to the pandemic, his stay was extended to 17 months.

Matija Babic (43) runs a website that reviews local cuisine in tourist destinations around the world. The man and his girlfriend went to Vietnam to travel in February 2020. Due to the complicated development of the epidemic, instead of the original plan of a few weeks, the two tourists had more than a year to visit Hanoi, Ha Giang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An (Quang Nam), Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan). ..

In mid-August, he posted a series of photos of landscapes, people and delicacies in Vietnam on Boredpanda, attracting many comments from the online community. “Vietnam is a beautiful country, every place I go, I learn about the cuisine, people, customs and traditions and record them with photos. It’s a worthwhile trip every day,” the man wrote.

Although he came to Vietnam to discover food and enjoy nature, after the trip, the Croatian tourist sharing the kind people here is what impressed him the most. In more than 200 photos posted on social networks, there are many beautiful moments, the daily life of people in the S-shaped country.

In March-April, Matija Babic and his girlfriend were stuck in Da Nang for 1.5 months due to the epidemic. After that, the couple moved to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang)…

The old apartment building 42 Nguyen Hue is the image that first impresses tourists when they arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. The man says the cute, colorful building in the center is something of a treat, with each apartment hidden inside a restaurant or bar.

Matija Babic shares many interesting personal experiences on her travel fanpage. He found that in Vietnam, groups of friends, family and colleagues often gather at snail shops to sip delicious food, drink beer and chat all night. In the photo is a plate of snails described with fragrant, chewy meat and fresh taste. This type of snail has many different ways of processing from steaming, stir-frying, to grilling…

According to Matija Babic, Google and TripAdvisor reviews won’t help much with the visitor’s experience in Vietnam. “You just need to visit the nearest market and choose to eat at the restaurant with the most users. That way, I tried the pancakes filled with shrimp, bean sprouts, grilled meat, dipped in delicious peanut fish sauce,” he shared. Share your experiences on your personal page.

The best places to eat the couple visit are no restaurants at all. Most of the restaurants are run by families, outside there are a few small tables and chairs, the owner cooks and brings the dishes to the guests.

In the photo is vermicelli with jellyfish – a specialty that tourists should not miss when visiting the central provinces. This visitor commented that the jellyfish has no taste but has a crunchy texture. When biting or pressing hard with your tongue, you can feel the jellyfish break apart like a thick gelatine. Follow zingnews

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