project review

What a wonderful trip!

Review submitted by Rachel McVeigh
Review date 4 Jul 2018



We are coming towards the end of our South East Asia Adventure trail and I cannot believe how fast its gone! Our time in Vietnam has gone very quickly! We crossed from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city (old Saigon) in the south of Vietnam where we spent some time exploring this very busy city and took a day trip along the Mekong Delta. We then caught a night bus up to Nah Trang and spent a couple days in the town going to the beautiful beach which was very hot and where we unfortunately got a bit sun burnt. We next made our way to Hoi An, a wonderful old french colonial town which has over 200 tailors! Whilst here we decided to get some 'Ao dai's' made ahich are traditional Vietnamese dresses! Afterwards we went up to Hue, a big historical town which until recently was the capital of Vietnam. We explored the old citadel where the emperor used to live, took a cyclo around the city and went on a boat trip along the Perfume river to visit Pagodas and old tombs. After Hue we caught another night bus to Hanoi the capital of Vietnam and spent a day exploring the wonderful old quarter of the city. We are currently in Sapa a small town in the mountains 11 hours from Hanoi where tomorrow we are trekking into the valley to visit different tribes.  We will finish our trip by going to the see the legendary Halong Bay neither of us can wait! That will then be the end of our trial - very sad to leave Asia but I want to thank Steph for being such a great guide I have had a wonderful trip!