Local Experiences Along The Tourist Trail In Hue

The Citadel in Hue is the main tourist attraction.

There is a well worn tourist trail in Vietnam, and yes, the Vietnamese can be quite aggressive when it come to tourism and selling you things, but once you step out of those tourist districts – you can find a very different experience. Sure – you will still stick out and probably still pay higher prices due to the color of your skin – but you won’t be catered or pandered to.

Saigon Street Food

Evie cooking her own street food in Saigon!

There were three ‘rules’ to this Saigon street food tour:

- We recommend that you don’t drink too much water as it will fill you up too fast.

- You should pace yourself.

- Know that you don’t have to eat everything given to you.

This is exactly what you want to hear when you take a food tour! These were the three pieces of advice our guides from Back of the Bike Tours in Saigon gave to us before we started out evening street market food tour.

Saigon Unseen

A woman sells green oranges at the local market

Many travelers talk about wanting have more local experiences – but how far will you go to get access to those experiences? One of the main things locals do in Saigon is ride motorbikes – so would you get on the back of one to ride around like the locals do?