In the recent past, Vietnam had become quite a favourite with travellers, especially backpackers. The country had come a long way and a visit there will show you the Vietnamese way of life despite its past. Indulge in some history, get to know its past, and understand its present. Contemplate as you cycle past the many terraced paddy fields wearing your Non La, the conical hat that is so closely associated with Vietnam. Maybe take a deep breath as you take in the beauty of Halong Bay. Or think about the simple life as you watch a fisherman cast his net into the water. When in Vietnam, take a step back from yourself, and simply immerse yourself in what is around you.