It’s fair to say that Vietnam has had a bit of a chequered past. Much like Rwanda, Honduras, South Africa and many other countries i’ve visited, Vietnam has suffered from civil war, political upheaval and unwanted international attention. But just like these other countries, it also continues to wow travellers with its unique landscapes, unbelievably cheap food and a population of warm, open people. And the best bit? If you get a motorbike and a sense of adventure, you can see it all. Just remember to hold on!