Where in the world does the traffic consist of a beehive-like swarm of motorbikes, the currency makes you feel like a millionaire, and you can devour the most delicious noodle soup in the world? Vietnam, of course!
This past June, our ‘Rooftops and Flipflops’ women-only group travelled to this beautiful and under-the-radar country of emerald-green paddy fields, conical bamboo hats, vividly colored landscapes and tasty pho, and returned with a lifetime of colourful memories and stories to share.
Here, three of the ‘Rooftops and Flipflops’ group share some of their favourite memories from their trip:
1) “THE HALONG BAY CRUISE THROUGH THE LIMESTONE CLIFFS WAS TRULY AMAZING” – Malita Crasto
The cruise out to the middle of the sea and the views along the way of the limestone karsts was truly a special experience. The ladies in the group could hop off the cruise and explore the caves in the area as well. It was interesting trying to spot the different rock formations in the caves, from tigers to penguins.
2) “I LIKED THE COLOUR AND VIBRANCY OF THE OLD QUARTER” – Jaya Chawla
The Old Quarter in Hanoi is a maze of crowded, chaotic and colorful alleys stocked with a variety of commodities, from herbal remedies to Vietnamese sweets. “I particularly liked the French part of the Old Quarter,” Jaya states. This area has beautiful French-colonial architecture and tree-lined boulevards.
3) “THE GROUP WAS A RIOT. EVERYONE WAS A LOT OF FUN”– Anuradhini VISHWANATH
It’s very liberating to travel with strangers and become friends with them. On this trip, we danced, laughed, shopped, went pubbing and really enjoyed the freedom to explore this new country, learn new things and indulge ourselves. The group was a lot of fun.
Are you intrigued to visit Vietnam? Wondering about how pho tastes? Or how Halong Bay looks in real life? Find out for yourself and join our women-only group as we explore VIETNAM and also CAMBODIA THIS AUGUST! Click here for more information on the itinerary, the places we’ll go and the activities and experiences included.