Kim sent me an update to share!
After 27 hours of travel, from Saskatoon to Vancouver, Seoul and finally Hanoi….they arrived at their hotel. Everything went without a hitch, thanks to the wonderful people that helped them…..including intrepid travel. They start their official tour on Sunday with intrepid….it’s a food and cultural tour.
But they didn’t wait to get started. Today they took a tour with Urban Adventures (part of Intrepid) called Citadels, Karsts and Cycle. They give this tour thumbs up! They were the only two, so it was like a private tour!
After a 2 hour drive south of Hanoi, they arrived at a beautiful temple called Vua Dinh Tien Hoang. Talk about history! This is what they learned….this temple is dedicated to the first emperor of Vietnam, Dinh Bohinh (924-979). He became the first emperor following the liberation of the country from the Chinese Dynasty….he unified Vietnam by defeating 12 rebellion warlords. It is an amazing place….in a beautiful setting.
And to top the day off, they went for a boat ride to view the karsts. The guide worked very hard, rowing the boat with her feet! Amazing scenery and a couple of caves to go through. Kim said it reminded her of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disney…..magical!
Stay tuned folks! Have a paws up day!