Tour report from Hanoi free Local Tours members.
Date: 8 October 2016
Time: 8:30 am- 5:30 pm
Tourists:the old couple from Canada
Itinerary: Ho Chi Minh Complex, General House, The imperial citadel of Thang Long, Cong Coffee, Temple of Literature, Bun Bo Nam Bo, Hoa Lo Prison, Fruit Salad.
It has been more than a month since my last unforgetable free local tour with 2 Italian Guys booking free local tours with our club therefore I firstly thought I had already forgotten everything including destination information and guided skills apart from my enthusiasm and my road memory. I was so surprised when first time picking them up from their small hotel because the lady is Vietnamese and the other one is from England. However, that feeling disappeared immediately when that women raised her voice to greet me with a bright smile since that moment I could figure my tour out with a couple of Vietnamese women and an England man living now in Canada. she was talkative and friendly, he was silent and kind. the shy feeling of the first time met was faded by our laugh and very warm handhold. She was the connection of 2 elders and one young little girl by encouraging to talk lots and considering to be a happy family. Then, we visited some places in which we discussed a lot political issues. Because “mommy” originally was born in the south of Viet Nam in the period time of American war and she left Viet Nam also right to that time so she actually knew more than basic things that we only read from the limited textbooks or from some ex-generation. We learnt much from one another that we really appreciated in that tour. I can not say anything about that tour because it is overload to be possible to write down so I presume to keep it as my memory in my deepest heart cabinet.
“taking care my parents” please, i hope you can hear my wishes.
thank Hanoi Free Local Tours (HFLT) so much for bringing me the very valuable experiences.