I am currently in the process of working out what I want to do in the summer. In an ideal world, after uni exams, I would fly out to China, spend 2 weeks with my friend and her mum who are there for the whole summer, and then travel to Vietnam and say with my uncle and his family, who live in Hanoi, for 2 weeks. Then fly back home.
However if (as is looking likely) the flights for this multi destination trip end up being too expensive, I will have to choose which one I will be able to do.
So basically, based on your knowledge of travelling and of Asia in general (I've never been), what do you think sounds best?
2 weeks in China. Would involve travelling around a bit and seeing sights with two of my friends who I get on relatively well with, and one of their mothers, who is Chinese. Would stay in hotels but she has a lot of friends that would let us stay for discounted rates.
3 weeks in Vietnam. Wouldn't have to pay for accommodation , but it would just be me, my aunt, uncle and cousin, who is 14. Uncle said he would take me places and show me sights. Has lots of friends that I could stay with if I wanted to explore on my own, and a driver so I could get to places.
What sounds better?
China for 2 weeks with friends
Vietnam by myself to stay with family for 3 weeks.
Assuming you've already been to Vietnam since you have family there why not try China? It's incredibly cheap if you live local and a great experience. Where about would you go? Beijing/Shanghai (ie urban areas) or the more rural areas. China is a huge country and two weeks is a short amount of time.
Background: I've lived in Beijing for three years. Love it.
Well i think the price to fly from China to VN isn't too expensive or you could go by coach from China to VN and experience the north VN.Also, i would suggest that you better go with someone if you choose VN..The traffic is very terrible and a lot of things can happen(people in Hanoi usually double the price for tourists)
If you choose VN and need help i fell please to answer