I easily fell in love with Thanh Hoa upon my arrival. The city itself is spacious, beautiful, and wasn’t so touristy. I got to couch surf with a Vietnamese family that lives here. They showed me their beautiful city and gave me the travel experience that I wanted from Vietnam; experience Vietnam like a local and practice my Vietnamese. I ate really good food here in Thanh Hoa, and I finally found my favorite type of ice cream in Vietnam (I know, I know, I said that I am trying to eat more clean, but I am making Vietnam and exception).