Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam 0
Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam 0

Matija Babic (43 years old) is a journalist, known for founding the Croatian online newspaper Index.hr and currently the culinary guide site TasteAtlas.

Matija Babic (43 years old) is a journalist, known for founding the Croatian online newspaper Index.hr and currently the culinary guide site TasteAtlas.

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

But at that time, the pandemic broke out all over the world, so Matija Babic’s time traveling to Vietnam lasted from a few weeks to 17 months.

But at that time, the pandemic broke out all over the world, so Matija Babic’s time traveling to Vietnam lasted from a few weeks to 17 months.

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

`During that time I visited many regions and went through about 50 provinces and cities, learning about customs, people, cuisine… and especially taking a lot of photos,`

`During that time I visited many regions and went through about 50 provinces and cities, learning about customs, people, cuisine… and especially taking a lot of photos,`

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

Da Nang is where Matija Babic was stuck for 1.5 months in March-April 2020 before moving to Nha Trang, Cam Ranh and other lands.

Da Nang is where Matija Babic was stuck for 1.5 months in March-April 2020 before moving to Nha Trang, Cam Ranh and other lands.

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

Telling the story of discovering local dishes on her fanpage Taste of the Atlas, Matija Babic said: `Google and TripAdvisor user reviews don’t help much when in Vietnam. Just find the nearest market,

Telling the story of discovering local dishes on her fanpage Taste of the Atlas, Matija Babic said: `Google and TripAdvisor user reviews don’t help much when in Vietnam. Just find the nearest market,

Western tourists traveled and ate for 17 months stuck in Vietnam

Coming to the coastal city of Nha Trang, Matija Babic was excited when she discovered jellyfish vermicelli because she originally thought that `jellyfish have no taste, why do you eat it?`

Coming to the coastal city of Nha Trang, Matija Babic was excited when she discovered jellyfish vermicelli because she originally thought that `jellyfish have no taste, why do you eat it?`

The Croatian guy wondered to a Vietnamese friend why many people prefer eating at street stalls rather than restaurants and eating at home.

The Croatian guy wondered to a Vietnamese friend why many people prefer eating at street stalls rather than restaurants and eating at home.

Traveling to the Mekong Delta, Matija Babic and his girlfriend fell in love with the stalls selling fresh fruits everywhere.

Traveling to the Mekong Delta, Matija Babic and his girlfriend fell in love with the stalls selling fresh fruits everywhere.

`Even though my trip’s initial purpose was to focus on exploring cuisine and enjoying the natural scenery, if I were to describe Vietnam in one sentence it would be: No matter the cuisine or nature, Vietnam

`Even though my trip’s initial purpose was to focus on exploring cuisine and enjoying the natural scenery, if I were to describe Vietnam in one sentence it would be: No matter the cuisine or nature, Vietnam

Khanh Tran (according to Boredpanda, Taste of the Atlas)

Photo: Matija Babic

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