I love train rides; I find them to be one of the best ways to see what Vietnam is all about. I spent the two last weekends in the countryside, not very far from Hanoi, and had the best time. While I spent only some 2 hours onboard, some of my fellow passengers were headed to Saigon - a 40-hour ride! Now that teaches you patience, doesn't it?
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