|Subject: Asia trip|
Your idea of a week in HK and a week in Vietnam sounds good. There are
quite a few places over the border from Hong Kong that you could even take
as day trips that would give you a good feel for, at least, Southern China.
Actually - you could also do a short 2-day excursion to Macau, then over the
border to Zhongshan (Sun Yat Sen's birthplace), then on to Guangzhou
(Canton) and back to HK.
I just (yesterday!) had a GTG with Dan Cutcher (pictures to follow) and he and his friend took a one day excursion over to Guangzhou and Shenzen and really enjoyed it - am sure he'll tell more about this when he gets back.
I loved Vietnam and would highly recommend splitting your time between Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Hue, and Hoi An. Personally, I liked Hanoi much more than HCM City - and found the historical sites of Hue and Hoi An fascinating.
Will be glad to offer lots of suggestions when you get into detailed planning - for my adopted home and Vietnam. And... don't forget to hold at least a lunch for a GTG!!!
Cheers! Judy in Hong Kong