Took the 29 hour train ride from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh. Even though everyone I spoke to said it was crazy (including locals) was actually great, after I stopped throwing up. Left at 11pm and spent two nights and one day. Slept lots, read a book or two and enjoyed the vista. Lots of rice, jungles and beaches. No squat toilet but still putrid smell of stale urine but hey that is train travel in Asia. A hell of a lot better than trains in China.