“Vietnam is a land of magic and mystery, whose rich history and fascinating cultural traditions are trumped only by the astonishing variety of its cuisine and unfailing warmth and graciousness of its people.”
Butterfield and Robinson (Canada)
“When you travel to Vietnam, you really don’t know what to expect and you must look at it more as an adventure than an elegant ride through the countryside. It was easy to appreciate the beauty of what we were experiencing, the friendliness of the people, the magnificent landscapes, the delicious food and the emergence of a society on the move to the 21st century. It was an amazing trip with G.H.T!”
Lam and Ross (The U.S.A)
Blessed with a ravishing coastline, emerald-green mountains, breathtaking national parks, dynamic cities, outstanding cultural interest and one of the world’s best cuisines, Vietnam has it all. Its people are energetic, direct, sharp in commerce and resilient by nature. This is an outrageously fun country to explore, the locals love a laugh (and a drink) and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialize with them and hear their tales. The American War is over, and yet its impact endures – you’ll find reminders of that cataclysmic conflict everywhere you travel. That said, the country was never broken and emerged with its pride intact. Poor in parts but never squalid, Vietnam is developing at an astonishing pace. For travelers, there are issues to consider (including minor scams) – on the whole it’s a safe, wonderfully rewarding and incredibly varied country to explore.
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