Its just got Vietnam and you realize that the country is more developed than Laos . Roads asphalted , two lines in the same way . Food , there is more variety . In Vietnam , food is really good . Prices are similar , in Vietnam beer is the cheapest in the world . People are very friendly and outgoing . There are many motorbikes , its crazy !! Its a recognized communist country , besides China , Cuba and North Corea . You need to apply for the visa in advance , you cant get visa on arrival .
I got Vietnam by Dalat province , from Laos . I didnt visit Dalat , in the mountains . I just got there and I took a night bus to Saigon . Buses are very comfortable and cheap .
In Vietnam , I didnt try hitchhiking , because I didnt have enough time . Distances are very long . I did couchsurfing , The experiences , all of them were positives . In the touristic places , in my opinion , Vietnamese people didnt look like very friendly . They are looking for your money , they dont care about anything . Outside the touristic part , people were amazing . They were invited me for a tea o beer and tried to make a consversation , even they dont know how to speak English .