5 STARS *****
Average Customer Review 5.0 out of 5 stars There are advantages and disadvantages to being single; some are blindingly obvious, but others are more subtle, and will only arise over time. Planning a holiday is one such instance, when you suddenly realise that you will have no-one to share the experience and will be surrounded by couples, families and groups– you will have earned the dubious title of a 'third wheel.' The Author of Vietnam - Journey of Unexpected Delights (Travelling Solo) has bravely embarked on such a holiday, and has managed to enjoy the hell out of it, as you will see when reading her hilarious account of the whole shebang. Don't be thinking she went to Blackpool, wales or even Ireland– no, she went the whole hog and disappeared to a country 6335 miles away “Vietnam”. Her journal of the events is so entertaining, it had me wishing I was Derren Brown, and could hypnotise her into repeating the experience and holidaying in a different country 3 times a year. The Author's journal from which she published this book is detailed and interesting, but that's not the only reason it is an easy read. The humour peppered throughout the book is the first hook to make you remain captivated as you shadow her journey. The Author manages to extract every possible experience from her holiday, and the detailed history lesson from her guide, along with the vivid descriptions of floating markets, bombastic tourists and yellow pigs (find out for yourself what a 'yellow pig' really is) adds to the charm of the book. When she becomes ill, the reason she uses as to why that happened is amusing to say the least! All in all the book genre hovers in the comical category as well as travelog, and is well worth the small price to experience them both. Going to vietnam, or travelling alone? As well as your malaria jabs, passport and camera, you should definitely be bringing this inspirational book.