When we got to Vietnam, we met a guy named Tony and he took us to a water puppet show. I really liked the interesting musical instruments. The next day, after breakfast, Tony took us on a walk around old town Hanoi. We walked around the train tracks and saw a bunch of restaurants. We then took a three hour drive and got to our villa in Mai Chau. It was so hot, mommy took us straight to the pool. I loved it.
We met a couple kids who were in Maichau because they were at summer camp.. At dinner there was terdichonut dance that Angela tried, but I didn’t’ because I was scared to get hit with bamboo.
The next day, Tony and Zung took us to a Mong village. When I had to go to the bathroom, Tony took us to someone’s house, and they had a toilet that you had to squat over instead of sit on. Later that afternoon, we took a bike ride. I sat on the back of Daddy’s bike and we got to help in the rice field.
After Mai Chau, we went to a Junk boat that had nothing to do with junk. When we first got there, they were dropping rose petals as we boarded the boat for the first time. The food and rooms were both great – nothing to do with junk. Twice we swam off the back of the boat. We went fishing for squid at night, learned how to make spring rolls, and saw floating houses. I loved our three days on the boat and didn’t want to say good-bye to Tony when it was time for him to take us back to the airport.
We went on a fun tour of little Hoi An and saw a cute little old man who was sixth generation owner of his house. We went to another hotel for lunch. It was fancy there. and we ate fried banana and ice cream for dessert and a birthday cake for my mom. Later that night for dinner we walked to old town. I saw this cute little lady who I wanted to buy lanterns from. We tried to eat at a restaurant called Morning Glory. It was recommended by two of our guides, but there was a party so we ate somewhere else that was still really good.
The next day, we went somewhere called Sunny World. We saw a show with teams named things like Land of Volcanoes, Fantasy Land and Land of Flowers. There was the first playground we saw in Vietnam and also saw the golden bridge.
On our last day, we got to ride water buffalo, go fishing with a cast net, help far vegetables and eat a great lunch on a boat. Oh and I almost forgot. When we were gardening, we got to help water the plants and feed the nice old lady’s fish. Her husband and son had both died in the war. On the fishing part of the tour, we got in basket boats. Oh and by the way, it was held together by buffalo dung. Anyway, they spun us really really fast.
That night, we went on a boat ride after dinner and set off lanterns into the water. it was cool. I found the little lady i wanted to buy some from and set them down in a basket with her. The lanterns are for good luck to your family and friends.