[Hanoi Free Local Tours TOUR REPORT 22/12/2016]
[TOUR REPORT] lầy quá, nhưng noi gương một ai đó nên lại phải cố gắng viết 🙁
– Tourist: Augusta and Sophie Thoo (Australian)
– Hotel: Hanoi Legacy, 39-41 Hang Ga
– Time: Thursday morning (22/12) 9 – 12:30 a.m
– Destination: Sword Lake – Cathedral – Lemon tea – Prison
– Description: It was a short tour and it was quite good. The girls were some years older than me but are very good-looking; one is a surgeon and the other is an engineer. We walked around the streets and they were amazed by the splendid beauty of the cathedral as it was near Christmas and by the cuteness of a bunch of kindergarten children dressing in Noel clothes playing around the cathedral. However, to lead them in the right way in the Old Quarter, I did need some help from the local, which may make me seem less professional as a tour guide (i admitted my drawback to them straight away, but they smiled and said it was okay as they got lost many times in their neighborhood). Eventually, it was one of the tourists using Google map to navigate the way that led us back to the hotel, not me. It was a little bit awkward for me, but the rest was perfectly fine.
(we got beautiful photos but all are in their mobiles phones, only one in my phone)
– Note: có ai biết là k có wifi hay 3G thì có dùng đc google map k? Hay chỉ cần bật GPS lển là đc?
[Hanoi Free Local Tours Tour report]
Guides: Thanh Thanh + Huyen
This was the first time I’ve came to Bat Trang. Huyen convinced me to do the tour with her and I agreed although. I would have an exam next day. She did a good job despite her most attention to the youngest boy (either did I :v).
The family we guided is from Isarel, but they have lived in Hong Kong since 2 years. They have 3 boys, all of them are very cut, especially the youngest boy. He is 5 years old but he can speak 3 languages. He even taught English for Huyen as well, haha. At the first time we met, he came toward and said “Hello, I’m …. (I forgot his name). Nice to meet you” and shook our hands as an aldult. During the tour, we could not stop laughing at everything he did and said.
OMG, I have no more words to express my feeling with him. This was so awesome!
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Hanoi Free Walking Tours Daily Report – November 2016
[ Free Walking Tours report]
– Tourist: Jean Paul
– Nationality: England
– Date: 29/10
– Time: 9am- 1.30pm
– Tour guide: Nga Nguyen
– Destinations: Bach ma temple, Sword lake, Hoa lo prison
Free Morning Walking Details
First of all, I am so sorry for the late report because of some problems. Hjxhjx. Jean is very friendly and knowledgable because he had been a history teacher in High school for 2 years. I guided him to Bach ma temple, a place our free tour guides were trained well, Sword lake and Hoa lo prison. I was very happy that he sounded very pleased about the tour. I just planned to guide him to try egg coffee on the way to his hotel. But while coming to the coffee shop, he was quite hungry so I guided him to try Banh Canh ghe in Nha Chung street, quite confused hehe because I had never enjoyed it there. Luckily, he was very interested in this cuisine and “Nha Đam”juice. ^-^. As you know,we was going to organize the Halloween party in that night. So I asked him to invite Huyen to chat in Cong coffee next to Hanoi cathedral. Of course he is very willing. We had successfully invited him to our party although he said thatbhe was too old to join with us. But it was not problem. If you think You are old, you’ll be old. If you think you are young, you’ll be young. Our party was very wonderful and brought some new and meaningful experience to him
And thank Jean again for giving us an excellent review on tripadvisor
Hanoi Free Walking Tours ‘review on Tripadvisor French
“Ce sont des jeunes étudiants qui en contrepartie de pratiquer l’anglais avec vous, vous font découvrir leur ville bénévolement. Et il y a de forte chance que vous vous fassiez de nouveaux amis !! J’ai eu cette chance de visiter le plus ancien temple d’Hanoi, Den Bach Ma, avec une très agréable et bien informée guide, le lac Hoan Kien et la bien triste prison Hoa Lo. Et pour les remercier vous ne pouvez faire guère mieux que de les inviter pour un café ou un repas. Et là les guides vous emmèneront dans les meilleures endroits d’Hanoï.
Un must comme dit et surtout de belles amitiés qui naissent.”
Hanoi Free Walking Tours ‘review on Tripadvisor in English
“These are young students in return to practice English with you, you discover their city voluntarily. And there’s a good chance that you do new friends !! I had this opportunity to visit the most ancient temple of Hanoi Den Bach Ma, with a very pleasant and knowledgeable guide, Hoan Kien and sad Hoa Lo Prison. and thank you can do no better than to invite them for a coffee or meal. and then the guides will take you to the best places in Hanoi.
A must be said especially beautiful friendships that arise. “
Tourists from Malaysia
Date: 4th Nov 2016
Tour guide: Vũ Thạch Thảo
Destination: Hoan Kiem lake => the Saint Joseph Cathedral=> the Temple of Literature=> a primary school=> their hotel
Hanoi Free Private Tour Guides Report
I wonder if I was lucky or not on that day. At first, I applied for a 1:30pm tour from Hanoi Free Private Tour Guides’ Diretor but when I arrived the hotel, the receptionist told me that the tourists were not at the hotel. Then the tour was cancelled. OMG!!! And I decided to guide another tour at 2pm . Lucky me! 2 tourists booking a free private tour with our club coming from Malaysia are university students as well so we were excited to share together about our study and passion. Cadmon who really likes taking photos and recording videos about everything on his journey to make travel video and I was really interested in his videos which he showed me. When we visited a primary school on the way to their hotel, they were really excited with the students’s reaction there =)) One more time, I was invited to travel to Malaysia. Finally, we said goodbye to each other and they gave me 20 ringgits as a gift. This tour was a memorable experience.
Thank hanoi Free Private Tour Guides for giving me this oportunity of guiding these such amazing travellers.
Hanoi Free Private tours reviews on Tripadvisor.
“Nice and friendly local guides”
Chris from Spain
This experience is way more than what I expected. I was very happy to meet my new guide May and her friend Cuong, who brought me to another side of Hanoi. They brought me to the local restaurants that I would not have been able to find on my own, and we had such a great time visiting the museum and trying out food together. It is a must-have itinerary for everyone’s trip and I would recommend it to anyone who’s visiting soon!
“Great evening with Hanoi free private Tour guide”
Noorties from London
This tour was really nice! We did more of a street food tour, because it was almost evening and not many sights would be open in Hanoi. Still a lot of fun. We ate traditional local food and had some drinks. We had a lot of fun exploring the city and talking to locals. Thats how you best experience the culture!!
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– Tourists: Jen and Sergio
– Nationality: US
– Date: 3/11/2016
– Time: 5pm-8.30pm
– Tour guide: Nga Nguyen
– Destinations of Free Walking Tours in Hanoi: Sword lake, French quarter, HN cathedral, Quan cay da and egg coffee
OMG Last night, I just said to Huyền Ngọc Nguyễn that I haven’t guided tourists at Apricot hotel. Luckily Linh had pointed me this tour today and tourists from this hotel. At first, I was quite worry because of their high expectation with the rich, even we, as a free local guide just provides free city tours. . So I had asked Trang for supporting me. Hehe okay,she said: ” Don’t worry” and advised me to guide this tour by my own. I had prepared a lot about the French quarter because I had rarely guided tourists there. They were very very nice,friendly and funny. I introduced a lot about the war between French and VietNam and why having the French quarter in the past. Maybe because of the old,so they really focused on my speaking and my introduction :3.
Free Walking tours with local students in hanoi
Then I also helped them take many nice and cute photos around the Sword lake like a photographer :v :v. Next, we enjoyed the pillow cake,Shrimp cake, summer cake,.. in the restaurant near the church. And finally, to finish our free walking tours, we tried egg coffee in Hang Gai street with the beautiful view of the sword lake. I don’t know why I felt free to share everything about my life in Hanoi, my family, my part time jobs,my school,etc. They also told me about their daughters and showed me a lot photos of their home, their garden and their trip in African. By any way,we had a wonderful time tonight. Thank you Pinky Boo very much :3 :3 :3
Thank you Hanoi Free Local Tours for giving me this chance of taking those amazing people around hanoi event for free.
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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.
Hanoi Free Tour Guides – Free Tour Guides in Hanoi [Tour Report]
the description of the free tour guides with 2 tourists from UK in Hanoi on 27, July, 2016
– Tourist: Dan and Janette
– Nationality: UK
– Time: 2 pm – 7 p.m Wednesday
– Tour guide: Linh, Nga Nguyen
– Destinations: Sword Lake – Hoa Lo prison – Vietnamese Women Museum – Drinking
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At first I was told that the 2 tourists were really knowledgeable (because they travel a lot) and they required a free experienced tour guide. Obviously, I was by no way an “experienced” one (it was my 2nd tour so far). So before going to the homestay, I was a little bit worried: what if they were not friendly and open to me, what if I could not make good interaction with them during the trip and so on… However, that concern seemed to be redundant. The moment I met the tourists, I was happy that both the guy and the girl, who was his forever – girlfriend, were so nice and friendly. Dan is a typical Briton who is really gentle, polite and caring. On the way, when I seemed to run out of what to talk or ask, then it’s him who asked me about my study and life. He even asked me if I was okay with walking. We talked and talked and I found out that many interesting things about them, like both of them were teachers who had taught English for a couple of years, they had been to lots of Asian countries and they could speak really good Korean (omg, they even called each other “yobo”, it’s so cuteee :3 ).
The feeling of the free tour guide after a tour with 2 travelers from UK
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On our way to the prison, there was a sudden rain and we were nearly wet from head to toe. In Hoa Lo, 3 of us were joined by Nga Nguyen (a former member of Hanoi Free walking tour) (she was waiting for us there in 30 mins) and the tour became really fun (the more the merrier u know). Dan was really thoughtful when he offered to pay us the tickets (though we refused, saying we could pay for ourselves). After spending lots of time in the prison, at around 4 p.m, we headed for the Museum. It was the 1st time Nga and I had been to the museum. Despite reading something about the museum beforehand, we were still bewildered in front of lots and lots of objects there, some of which I had no idea why they were on display (i.e: the red wedding dress of “Nguoi Hoa” – Chinese people). So my only choice was going with the flow. We were not well-prepared, so we told them whatever topic that came to our mind when we saw the objects on display. For instance, when we saw the pictures illustrating gender inequality on the 1st floor, we had a quick discussion about the role of women in society. It seemed to me that the Western were generally open-minded about gender-role: it was not unusual that men can stay at home and take care of the family. Janette told me once they had a baby, she would be the one who worked and Dan would be staying at home (it was really surprising to me, though =D).
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We ended our amazing free Hanoi city tour with a stop-over for a drink. I suggested them a smoothies shop nearby, which was Vu canu, in Ba Trieu Street. I went past the shop hundreds of time and was absolutely confident that I would lead them there in 5 mins. However, having my head in the cloud due to chatting, I walked past the shop without any notice and kept leading them farther away from the shop. The moment I realized the situation, I was freaking out, but I tried to be calm and not let them know (even my partner Nga – sorry, Nga =D ). Luckily, upon walking down, I spotted another coffee shop and that what saved me. We settled down in the 2nd floor with beautiful view towards the street, and enjoyed ourselves with some fresh juice, which was a treat from the lovely couple). Janette was really nice and understanding: she appreciated our effort as being free tour-guide and offered to treat us something special as a “Thank-you” <3. Then we were back to the homestay.
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It was a long, long walk but no one seemed to be exhausted, as we were so into chatting with each other on the way. It was so fascinating to know more about the climate, the food and the lifestyle in another country, which you could only have once you partner with those wonderful foreign people. For sure that was worth your time and effort. (we even added each other’s facebook and phone number that day and discussed the next tour together). My partner nga was supportive and amiable; we get on really, really well. That was simply AMAZINGGG. My MOST AMAZING TOUR so far. I LOVE IT =D =D 🙂
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by the way, when I wrote this report, I did another 2 tours with Dan and Janette on Saturday morning and Saturday night and it was really fun, especially the one in the Night Market (We ended the night tour at around 11:30 PM and then back home, I overslept and couldn’t wake up for the team-building :'( ) Dan and janette really mastered the art of Bargain in Hanoi. They even asked me to teach them how to say “anh oi” , “chi oi” so that they could say that to a seller in return for a bargain ( a secretive strategy to get cheaper price :v). When haggling for a T-shirt, Dan urgently asked me to whisper to his ear how to say a compliment in Vietnamese to the shop keeper, which was “Em dep qua”. He said that to the girl a couple of times but couldn’t get a bargain. It made me and Janette laugh loudly on the way……. =D
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Written by Le Dieu Linh