We had to decide which part of Vietnam to visit the first place. We decided to go south, arriving to Ho Chi Minh City. It’s formerly known as Saigon, and that is how we are going to call it, too. The name says enough (Saigon in Czech language is sometimes used to described something messy or crazy 😉 ). We like the old name better that the complicated HCMC. The plan is to visit interesting places within 1.500 km diameter from Saigon, which are reachable on scooters, with the start and finish in Saigon.
Prior to our own experience, we have to learn from fellow travelers, who have more or less traveled through Vietnam in past. That is why we are including links to interesting places below (Czech pages). We will add our own experience later.