Lizzie: “Hello, I’m from Australia and I am here with my husband and we are doing an 11 day biking tour from Ho Chi Minh City to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. We have had five wonderful days cycling with our wonderful guide, Tien, and it has been a great experience. We have enjoyed it immensely. Lots of local villages we visited enjoying the food, some off road cycling, cycling through the paddy fields, small villages, it’s been a great experience. For anyone who wants to get off the tourist track and really immerse themselves in the Vietnamese culture.”
Michael: “Hello, I’m Michael, I’m 60 years old and I come from Byron Bay in Australia. I’m here with Lizzie and we are enjoying the cycling trip. It’s very interesting, it’s a very good way to get close to the people and experience their everyday culture. We started off in the Mekong Delta, close to the sea and at a homestay, the homestay was very good, the people are very friendly and they taught us some Vietnamese cooking and now we are heading towards Cambodia, getting close to the border. I’m reasonably fit for 60 years old and this cycling is ok for me. It’s mostly flat, there are some bridges and that’s the only places you have to cycle hard. I use clips on my pedals but I would recommend that you have them very loose if you do this cycling because you don’t know when you are going to get off. You experience everything, like the rice fields, a bit of jungle, a bit of Vietnamese fruit trees everywhere. The local people are so wonderful and so friendly and you see so many children on the road saying hello all the time. It’s a very nice place and it’s about the culture and we love it here. We’re going to Cambodia and we will see how it goes there.”
Hope it helps.