Our last trip in 2019 was a 23 day journey to Vietnam and Cambodia. We’d be seeing the main cities of Saigon, Hanoi, and Phnom Penh as well as cultural significant places like Hue, Hoi An, and Siem Reap. We would spend two nights in Ha Long Bay and a couple of days exploring the temples at Angkor. And then we’d board a riverboat for a wek long trip don into the Mekong Delta.
It’s all about the visas and how to get them. And then you have to learn how to cross the road.
We take a look at some significant buildings in Saigon and learn a little about post WW2 Vietnamese history
We visit the Cu Chi tunnels and learn more about how the Vietnamese fought their guerilla war.
We visit an artists’ colony and learn how lacquer art is created.
We meet the locals, take a ride in a basket boat and experience the old town by night
We visit the market then use fresh produce to create our lunch
We return to Da Nang, then drive over the mountains to the Imperial Citadel near Hue. That evening we dine in Imperial style.
We fly out to Hanoi and spend the following day seeing Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the temple of literature and our choice of afternoon activities.
we visit Ha Long Bay, a mesmerising kaleidoscope of islands and seascapes.
We’ve flown to Cambodia and we’re off to see he temples of Angkor.
We watch the sun rise over the spires of Angkor Wat itself and get caught up in a half marathon
After a 5 and a half hour drive we board our river ship for our Mekong cruise
We leave the groups and wander around parts of the city on our own
Cambodia’s recent dark past
We visit a typical village, then take a look at a cottage industry where rattan items are created and a larger silk factory.
Our last excursion to visit a Cao Dai temple, Vietnam’s Romeo and Juliet, and a very down to earth market.