travelled for 6 weeks to these two locations. thai food is wonderful. some dishes they warn you to try them after you have been there for awhile. I tried one soup tom yam that was HOT guess I should have listened. curries were wonderful. seen some culture but a lot is being lost to tourism. stayed at a motel 30 rooms around a pool, was really nice it wa s s 250. dollars a month. supper was around 4 to 5 dollars. travel to Vietnam was amazing lots of culture went to a few northeren villages very primitive. north was cold so didn't expect that. the food was very good. seen some barbecued dog but stayed far away from that. mostly had their soups (pho) which was wonderful.