… Until our Vietnamese adventure!
As a few of you may have read, I won a competition last year for a culinary adventure to Vietnam by the lovely people at Kuoni Travel, you can read about it here. Kuoni specialise in luxury holidays that allow you to experience and the culture of the country, with there holidays having a real sense of adventure!
So I’m one of those sad people with a countdown app on my phone (Countdown+), which kindly told me on Tuesday that there is six months until we go to Vietnam!
I can’t stop glancing at my itinerary now and again at all of the amazing things we’re going to get to see. So I decided that I’m going to write a couple of days on here so that you can see the kind of things that we’ll be up to. It all looks good, but I think these are the two days I’m most looking forward too!
Hanoi – Halong
Breakfast at the hotel before check out, then transfer to Halong City to board the Image Halong Cruise in the Harbour. Welcome drink and Vietnamese set lunch. Afternoon cruise around the limestone islands with swimming. Dinner and night on board.
(Image courtesy of Vietameasy Travel)
Buon Ma Thuot – Saigon
After breakfast, drive to Lak Lake. Passing across the Lake by dug-out canoe (anybody that knows me will know I’m not too good with water, so should be interesting). Experience an elephant ride (!) to visit the ethnic minority villages: Jun, M’lieng. Lunch in a local restaurant, followed by a folk show with “gong” music. Tasting Vietnamese truly coffee in visiting the coffee garden with different species of coffee trees: Arabica, Robusta… Then evening flight to Saigon to stay at GRAND Hotel.
(Image courtesy of Viet Vision Travel blog)
Pretty cool, huh? Plenty of pictures will be taken with my lovely camera I hardly use anymore… and I’m also planning on keeping a bit of a travel diary that I can then blog about when I’m back. 6 months yet, but I feel like a lot of preparing is needed?!