One visit is all it takes to fall for Vietnam. Once you’ve experienced the thrilling energy of its cities and feasted on some of the best food in South East Asia, you’ll be hooked. Resilient and welcoming, the Vietnamese people know their country is special. From the idyllic island waterscape of Halong Bay to the paddy fields near Danang, it’s easy to forget yourself in such serene settings. Riverside markets compete with street food vendors amidst the brightly-coloured lanterns of Hoi An, as the imperial walled city of Hue points to a distant dynasty. Exhilarating, magical and serene, Vietnam is all of these things and more.