An Intrepid Tour Leader
by Marlo Perry
6. Quick Turnaround
6th March 2004
Phew, just finished a three week trip from north to south Vietnam. Was good fun then crap then OK then somewhere in between then thank God it is all over. Long time to be with group, they didn't get along excellent like, but were civil and nice to each other.
It was a really good itinerary, got to do some walking and stayed with local families in homestays. Unfortunately Intrepid has scrapped that rip this year - to make way for the European opening up market. A pity because the trip went to good places. Oh well.
I don't know who I annoyed in the office but I have finished that three week trip today and tomorrow I start another three weeker, south to north. No break - except for the two days lounging on a beach in Mui Ne and lying in a hammock all day on the boat to the Cambodian border. Poor me!
My Vietnamese is coming along a little better. Fortunately every conversation with a Vietnamese persons involves the same questions:
What's your name?
How old are you?
Are you married?
Any other conversation outside of those questions though and I don't have a clue what they are talking about - in time.....
I would write more but I really have to get myself organised for the next trip.
About the Author
Marlo Perry is a Tour Group Leader for Intrepid Travel in South East Asia.
1. The Apprentice... 2. Trip One... 3. Half Way... 4. Tet... 5. Monkey Business... 6. Quick Turnaround... 7. Thai New Year... 8. Angkor... 9. Bangkok... 10. It Depends... 11. A&E... 12. Laos... 13. Routine... 14. Pig Rabies... 15. Burma... 16. Tsunami... 17. Songkran... 18. Sick Note... 19. Cycle Vietnam... 20. Street Kids... 21. My Life. Ideas Needed... 22. June Jambles...