Me: Hey Indu, do you want to go for a vacation?
Her: I would love to!
Me: Where do you want to go?
Her: Krabi. It’s my favorite.
And along with Thailand, I included Vietnam and Malaysia as well. Our journey included the following places:
• Ho Chi Min City, Nha Trang (solo) and Da Nang in Vietnam
• Chiang Mai, Bangkok (solo) and Krabi in Thailand
• Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Melaka in Malaysia (completely solo)
Our first destination was Vietnam — The Land of Blue Dragon. I had always known this charming country for its beautiful beaches and rivers, Buddhist pagodas, French colonial landmarks, scrumptious food and war history. But when I accidentally stumbled upon Bùi Viện Street in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) on my recent trip to the Southeast Asian country, I was totally surprised because what I saw there was absolutely unexpected. Vietnam has never been known as a party place. All party animals flock to Bangkok in Thailand to enjoy the nightlife. But after seeing the party scene of both the places, I can say it without a single trace of doubt that this party street in Vietnam will make you forget the nightlife of Thailand.