Traveling solo can be difficult at times.
Now finding the people, that you want to travel with and the people that are in
the same situation as you and maybe want to do the same sort of route or plan
or do the same things. But when you do it as a group, you are sort of forced to do
things, that you probably won’t even thought to do yourself. It’s like an
instant group of friends and everyone`s in the same situation, generally got a few
different nationalities and ages and you meet all different people from walks of life. Hey guys, I’m Matt, I’m 26 years old and
I’m from England. From the north of England, a beautiful town called Barnsley. So I’ve been a guide here at Intro Travel,
for three years now and the plan wasn’t to stick around for that quite that long.
It was normally just gonna be a break between traveling for about six months,
but once you get into it, there’s no going back.
So three years now. The whole traveling around Asia, backpacking, getting on and off busses,
different modes of transport, taking you to loads of crazy little places. So that’s about a thousand grains of rice, per one plant you can see now,
coming out there. Pretty cool, right? So I love the food here, the food´s so
amazing, if I was to go back home, I don’t what I would do without some of the foods
over here. But my favorite three, would be a dish called Bánh cuốn. Which is like a
rice paper, with pork and mushroom inside, all rolled up, cut up and you dip it in
a sweet chilli sauce. That’s a dish for breakfast. Another one is the Bánh mìs.
Thank you to the French for bringing these over when they colonized Vietnam, but like
a Sandwich, that is very, very cheap, maybe about 60 pence or $1, full with loads of
different types of meat, vegetables and pate. – I’m talking too much about the
food, I really love the food now and the fur, the fur noodle soup. Every day, have to have it. What makes a great tour guide. First
of all, someone who’s fun, energetic, gets everyone up for everything, someone who’s organized who does everything safely, as well in
these weird and wonderful countries. And someone who can bring and jail everyone
together, as one team. One of my favorites would be Hạ Long Bay. Hạ Long Bay, just being
around the Sea, cruising on a boat, getting sleep on the boat, overnight. Being able to
jump off, go for a swim, go kayaking or swim off into secluded little caves and open
lagoons. So Hạ Long Bay, has to be a winner for me. It has one of the best sunsets I’ve ever
seen as well. As well as that, heading down to Hội An and getting in the nice
peaceful UNESCO World Heritage Site city and getting a tailor-made suit made. It’s definitely changed me. It’s probably just made me appreciate things a little bit
more in life. I mean here, if you can see right now, we´re in the middle of the jungle at
Home stay here in the Mekong Delta, where they don’t have much at all, but they’re
just the happiest people. So, never take anything for granted.
Be happy. Another one will be thank you, as well, for allowing them to come to our
amazing country. To their amazing country, sorry. So thank you is “cảm ơn”.