May. 8, 2017

Best part of our trip! The real Vietnam showcases

Wow. That's all I can say at the start. After a great couple of days doing the usual tourist stuff, we were itching to get off the beaten and experience the real Vietnam, from the hustle and bustle of the city at the start, we worked our way out to the beating heart of the country. Captain Thao's passion, knowledge, human and excellent communication skills were exceptional. The villages were awesome, we got to see the proper markets, the difference in living conditions and the real subsistence farmers battling everyday. As we worked our way further and further we stopped numerous times to see sleeping mats being made and conical hats. We learnt about culture, religion and the differing lifestyles of the classes. One of the best parts was Captain Thao talking about his childhood and if we would like to buy some bags of candy for the local children of the ethnic villages, we obliged with twenty bags!! The smiles on their faces were unforgettable as we drove through! It was a but fun gesture and one we won't forget. On we went to Yang Bay for a swim and to see the crocodile farm. Finally we had lunch at Memento which was a great way to finish. Overall a super fun day and the best part of the trip. If you're in town make sure this is on the agenda.

Luke E

Cairns, Australia

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