A group of five close friends recently returned from a most wonderful trip that was organized by your company and Liz Ling!
She was a true delight to work with, very responsive, very accommodating, very polite, not pushy, provided a well organized itinerary, and has excellent communication skills. Having Liz as our Travel Consultant, made my life so much easier as the coordinator and planner of this trip with my friends.
Everyone had a wonderful time and had only kind things to say about this vacation.
Your tour guides in the various cities were exceptional. Their knowledge of history and delivery of this knowledge made it easy to understand and appreciate. Their love and pride for their countries was evident. Most of them asked about the Wall that our President Donald Trump wants to build, which was a fun topic to discuss. You see the five of us do not agree on Trump, but we love that the guides were watching the sometimes comical politics of the USA.
Special recognition goes to Mr. Duangduean (Lo),in Luang Prabang, for a job very well done! We loved the morning alms-giving ritual, a true favorite of ours, the morning market, the little village that was spinning and weaving silk and making paper. We all agreed that of all the cities we visited on this trip, Luang Prabang was the one we would love to return to and spend a couple of weeks just absorbing the culture.
Other special recognition goes to Mr. Quang in Hanoi for ordering Banana Blossom salad for us, we all loved it and I have now visited our local Asian market, could locate the blossom and have made this dish for my family and they LOVED it! Mr. Sopheak in Cambodia for the last lunch we had there, Madam Butterfly had some of the very best food we ate on the trip. Ms. Thiranan in Bangkok for her recommendation of a Spa to visit our very last day, the best 90 minute massage of our lives!
I learned a lot about myself on this trip and the things that I want to focus on for our next big vacation. If it is a private tour, like this one was, I would limit Temples and Churches to only a couple a day. I would want the lunches provided to be at restaurants that other tour buses did not stop at. You see, the very best lunches were those where the local people ate and not the very large places where the tour buses stopped. I would include cooking classes and food tours, which Liz offered but I declined, and lastly I would want to visit more of the small family type villages and see them making their local products. We all like to shop.
My husband and I will be taking our 17 year old grandson to Japan in the summer of 2018 and I hope to be using your company for that tour as well. I will specifically request Liz Ling to assist with this trip planning.
Once again, many thanks to your company, to Liz and to all the tour guides for making this vacation one of the best of our lives.
My kindest regards,