Vietnam was pretty much exactly like Top Gear made it out to be. Before visiting, many people told me Hanoi was a quiet city and Saigon was chaos. People said Vietnam becomes calmer and friendlier the further north you go.
A city that can exhaust, frustrate and disgust you, but leave you wanting more – Marrakech was my first venture outside of Europe and I had a whale of a time with no real plan or idea what on earth I was doing. I have visited since and must say this city changes INCREDIBLY quickly, so take my pointers as advice rather than fact and explore for yourself!