Lynne and Greg Heathcote
28 Mar 2024

HI Hanh.

We had a great holiday in Indochina, thanks to all your amazing organisation, thank you.

We were met at all the airports and the rail station in Vientiane, which was so reassuring, and when a guide said he'd meet us at 8.30, he was there as arranged, so good all round.

The food was amazingly good, and having so many lunches provided allowed us to taste so many authentic dishes. I've been looking up my recipe books and will try to replicate some of the flavours of Vietnam. I really enjoyed the cooking class with Van of the Green Bamboo school, it was such fun as well as tasty, and Van is a delightful and generous person.

We found all the guides easy to talk with and build a relationship, and they were all very helpful and knowledgeable about their country/city, but also eager to expand their understanding of English and Australia.

Vietnam, especially, is blessed with so much natural beauty and you enabled us to experience some of it, eg HaLong Bay, which was shrouded in mist when we arrived but beautiful and sunny the next.

The only one small negative was the driver in HoiAn who took us to the Memories Show. He felt the tip we gave him was too small and commented on it, negatively. On reflection, some advice on tips would have been appreciated. Other than that, all the drivers were charming, the driver in Luang Prabang would like to become a guide and practiced his English, which was pretty good, enthusiastically whenever possible, and was very helpful.

Also receiving the boarding passes from you as we went along made checking in so easy, and was reassuring for us.

So all in all we had a good time and will remember our holiday forever, and will recommend Tonkin Travel to everyone.

Thank you very much, Hanh, for all your work,

Lynne and Greg Heathcote

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