When people ask me to name my favourite country that I’ve visited, sometimes I hesitate, overwhelmed by the choices. Spain, for its beaches and delicious food? Italy, for its fabulous history? Norway, for its stunning natural beauty? More often however, the answer tumbles straight out – Vietnam. It combines all of these factors and that, coupled with the fact that it was one of the first countries I explored as an adult, means it will always hold a very special place in my heart. I’ve mentioned before my pinch me moment in Ho Chi Minh City, and my memorable night aboard a train to Sapa. But this time I wanted to not only outline my two week itinerary, which saw me head from north to south, but also try to evoke a little of what placed Vietnam at the top of my list.