Great tour. Literally eating with the locals at their family home in a Vietnamese village. Leon is a terrific team leader, but not so good at catching fish :) He is very personable and had a great depth of knowledge. We had a wonderful experience that we could not have done without a local to guide us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Chris. The family loved the honey and I also could have a bite, its tatse is so special and not to be compareable with any other kind of honey that I know. I will work on my fishing skills and next time you will definitely catch a fish ^_^. I hope you and Fiora enjoy your stay in Viet Nam.
Anne WestonUnited States
Leon was a wonderful guide. He has a great sense of humor, and was able to answer all our questions regarding customs, history, culinary details and more. Touring through small villages, meeting local people, shopping in the local markets and preparing our meal with a family was a true highlight of our trip to Vietnam. i would highly recommend Leon to others who are in the Hanoi area. thank you, Leon, for a remarkable day in your country. All 5 of us send our regards.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne. Thank you very much for your kind words. The pleasure and fun was all on my side to show you the lovely village and its daily life. I hope that you and your friends could make use fo the recipe. The host family thanks you very much for the nice gifts and they do very much enjoy the chocolate chips. I hope I will have the chance to welcome you someday again in Viet Nam.
Although already engaged with another appointment, Leon arranged for the affable Peter to take care of us, also meeting us before our tour to make sure everything was okay. Peter was a live wire with a lot of love for his countrymen and a deep passion to see Vietnam mature and develop! Carefree and down to earth, we truly enjoyed the hospitality and food of Thao, her husband Trong and his mom at their family home. A motorcycle ride Vietnam style around the villages was a great highlight!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Edwin. I got to know from Peter and Thao that they also very much enjoyed the day. I really hope that you will come back to Vietnam one time, so that I myself will be able to lead you around. Wish you and Fiona only the best and hope to see you soon.
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