Subject: Re: Vietnam travels
Hi Bob Good Idea to escape the National Day in China. We choose the very day to visit Lantau, us and 3 million Chinese holiday makers. Fortunately I had already seen it in calmer times.

My suggestion would be Halong Bay or Hoi An south of Hanoi. The Latter is a charming town, a Unesco Heritage Site and steeped in history. The river life is interesting and there are sandy beaches near by. Hue is another option but was badly damaged during the War, the Tet Offensive virtually wiped out the Imperial City. If I could only choose one it would be a close run thing between Halong Bay and Hoi An.

In Hanoi go see the waterpuppets.

Have a look at our website for photos and information on both destinations and more.

Regards, Sue, Toronto