Destination of Choice: Vietnam; Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau

Thank you for arranging a wonderful trip for me and the boys. We had a great time together with no hand phones, computers games and friends. I had 100% of the boys’ time and that’s something that will be remembered by them forever.

Yes, Hanoi is a chaotic town and we soon learned that if you want to cross the street…. Just close your eyes and walk … The people are generally friendly although the stallholders are “buayas” as they are all out to charge higher for the tourists.

I must say that Halong Bay was our favourite as the boys had sometime for kayaking and swimming. We were lucky as we were given the 2 cabin cruise and met a gentleman from the US in the other cabin (whom we later found out that he is a catholic priest who is also a lecturer at US universities). We invited him to join our family for meals and had a great time sharing his experiences.

Mai Chau is beautiful and the food there was good. We had good a good guide and driver. Both were helpful and accommodating.

~ Velinda