Dates visited: December 24, 2014 – December 26, 2014
Đà Nẵng was my first city in Vietnam, and would be the base camp for making trips to Hội An and Huế. It is the biggest city on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. I did not really explore Đà Nẵng, but this city deserves a mention because I had my first authentic phở and Vietnamese coffee here. Southern Vietnamese eat phở for breakfast, and occasionally lunch, while people in the north eat it any time of the day. The phở here was just deliciously awesome; nothing like what I get in the USA. I’m not exaggerating when I write that starting your day with some hot, lip-smacking phở leaves you with a very satisfying and refreshing feeling.
Authentic Vietnamese coffee, on the other hand, was bitter, bitter and bitter. And no amount of condensed milk would make it drinkable! I hate to admit it, but I’d rather have my cup of Vietnamese coffee back in the USA!