We have just spent 17 days on a trip of a lifetime through Vietnam and Cambodia. Thank you Martin for planning our trip which was jam packed full of history and culture. It was truly go go go but we wanted to see as much as we could and we did. We saw sights that you only imagine are real and experienced things we will remember forever we. We fished with the locals, had trips on The Mekong visited temples and museums, and rode in Tuk tuks we made new friends that we will cherish forever, ate and drank way too much.
So the trip went like this... we arrived in beautiful Hanoi Vietnam a little cool but we knew it was winter. We visited museums and walked around a lake seeing the sights, we went on a walking food tour all I can say is yum yum yum then we saw a water puppet show and walked through the night market. The next day we went on a cruise overnight on Halong bay and visited islands and explored caves that were breath taking, had a cooking class and carved vegies into flowers. We visited Hanoi prison where American soldiers were held and a spectacular cathedral. Then flew to Hoi An where we fished with the locals in a round bamboo boats, floated through the mangroves and learnt about many traditions. We went to a restaurant at night called seedlings and the beautiful waitress gave us Vietnamese lessons which was fun and got us by with the basics. We went to My Son temple just beautiful but sad to see the destruction from war. Had clothing made in Hoi An amazing a pure wool coat overnight custom made. WOW. Visited many restaurants and had loads of massages. Then we flew to Ho Chi Min City wish we had more time here, we went to Mekong Delta, a floating market, watched locals make coconut candy, yum. rice wine and rice pop which is like popcorn very yum. Visted Cu Chi Tunnels and got to go in them, then travelled by bus across the boarder to Cambodia now that was an experience... finally after 8 hours arrived in Phnom Phen.. We visited the Killing fields and the Genocide museums prepare yourself for that one I cried the whole time. Then to shake it off retail therapy at the central market and finished the day with a cruise on the Mekong. Then flew 1 more time to Siam Reap were we visited many temples including Ankor Wat truly amazing cities within cities. so on our last full day which just so happens to be our wedding anniversary we are sitting by the pool resting and sipping cocktails...and that sums it up.. So thank you Martin and Go Asia Travel we had an amazing time wish we had more days but loved every minute and we will be back.
Angie and Ray xx
Visited December 2014
Sunday, May 3, 2015
- Rayangem -