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Review: Far East

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Far East (Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) with Wendy Wu Tours

  • By SilverTraveller SilverTravelUser_3697

    1 review

  • 2010
  • Husband

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A Far East trip organised by Wendy Wu Tours consisted of 5 weeks of delightful experiences, action packed days, interspersed with culinary delights (all inclusive).
We commenced our trip in Hong Kong for 3 days of sightseeing before joining the tour proper in Saigon. We met our fellow travellers (mainly Aussies) and our guide, Thom, whom we could not recommend highly enough. Throughout the whole of Vietnam his enthusiasm, knowledge, humour and sensitivity made the trip special, whether it be the Cu chi tunnels, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi, Sapa or Halong Bay – all spectacular.

Laos, especially Luang Prabang, was delightful and we felt privileged to be participating in the ‘feeding of the monks’ at dawn. Cambodia, again, was different – the main highlight being the amazing temples, in particular Angkor Wat.

Throughout the trip, Wendy Wu Tours was keen to show the local people that we, as tourists, had respect for them, and we were taken to orphanages, schools for the underprivileged, a bear sanctuary and monasteries where we could show our appreciation.

We said farewell and ended our trip with 3 days in Bangkok.

Everywhere we went, the food was delicious. Both lunch and dinner were eaten in charming restaurants with attentive waiters and freshly cooked, delicately spiced local specialities. Even a forest picnic in Laos resulted in tablecloths, iced drinks and warm food having been surprisingly transported up to us. We also tried our hands at making local dishes in a cookery school.

We found each day so different from the previous one; a wealth of new experiences and no time to wonder what to do next. We now wonder where and when our next Wendy Wu trip will be!

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