Meet Ross & Tom!
Meet Ross and Tom! These two were introduced to me through my friend, Joe, whom I met while living in Japan. Joe now lives in Osaka, and that’s how he met these two characters. Tom is studying human rights policy at Kanasi University and Ross is teaching through a special English program sponsored by Disney (which sounds really awesome).
Joe remembered that I was in Hanoi, and so when Tom and Ross mentioned their plans to travel to Vietnam, he put us in touch. The day after the boys arrived, I met them at Le Pub to show them a fun local joint and to also get an idea where they planned to travel. I wanted to make sure they knew which taxi’s to ride in, how to get train tickets, what the cost of some basic items are and what not to do.
We got acquainted over a “boozy lunch,” as Tom called it, and I sent some emails to Pete in Sapa, Viet in Hanoi and Onslo out in Halong Bay/Cat Ba Island. My new friends decided they would spend the majority of their time up in Sapa, as they wanted to get in a few good hikes and unique culture. Viet helped me secure their train tickets and also two motorbike drivers who would shuttle them around Hanoi so they could see the city.
I met with the guys tonight and was happy to hear they had a fantastic time in Vietnam. They loved Sapa, having signed up for a long, guided hike and a homestay. Even though they were met with some heavy rains, they made the most out of their time there. They also squeezed in some time in Halong Bay, even though they couldn’t make it over to Cat Ba island for some kayaking. They were happy to see this amazing wonder of the world. Halong Bay is magical, no matter how much time or money you spend to see it.
I’m super glad I could be here to meet and greet Ross and Tom. They are fabulous people, funny guys and my kind of traveler – open to new experiences and willing to just go with the flow. The summer months are coming to a close here in Vietnam. September – December is a wonderful time of the year to visit with mild temperatures, less humidity. Let me know if you plan a visit! Would love to meet up with you too!