project review

Next Stop- Vietnam!

Review submitted by SE Asia Trail
Review date 8 Dec 2009

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Vietnam was a great journey. We learned about the history of the Vietnamese people in HCMC after a visit to the Cu chi tunnels, it was a real eye opening and educational experience.

I’ve never seen so many motorbikes in all my life in the city centre!  We saw desert landscape in Mui Ne, huge sand dunes that I never thought could exist in Vietnam.

We chilled on the beach at Nha Trang and had fun exploring the various night life.

We walked through the traditional village of Hoian, the architecture was different to other parts of Vietnam and the people there were very friendly. Hoian was a place where many talented tailors are whom could make any piece of clothing you imagine or want for cheap prices.

We explored the temples and tombs around Hue. Halong Bay was absolutely stunning, a unique landscape over the ocean that I will remember for the rest of my days, we saw the most amazing sunset and big caves, kayaking was great fun too.

Tam Coc is described as the Halong Bay on land, it was lovely sitting on a boat and floating passed the huge limestone cliffs all around, it was a maze of natural wonder.

We were lucky enough to have extra time in Vietnam due to a public holiday in Cambodia during our teaching phase, so we decided to end the journey with a trip to Sapa.

The scenery was completely beautiful, mountains covered with layered rice fields, tribal cultures greeting you everywhere you go and we were so close to the border of China. We had a great trek there, viewing the landscape, meeting people and interesting learning about their lives.

We had some good people in the group and a really fun trail leader. It’s been a wonderful time travelling in Vietnam with them and I have memories that will stay in my heart forever.


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