SAVE THE… VIET NAM
Viet Nam was a certain destination of my journey as a traveler, the date was chosen by fate.
One evening in early December, like other times it happened to me and it will happen to me in the future, I decided that the gift I would have given myself at Christmas would be … giving a gift to another person. Not a particular person.
I decided to join the distance adoption projects with Save the Children.
A few days later I was told that the child who was to receive my support lived in Viet Nam, in the Lao Cai area.
Given that Save the Children allows you to go and meet the child, that day I decided the goal of my next trip.
The following months saw me busy in the usual long preparations.
Obviously I had to match everything even with the start of the Vietnamese school, to be able to see the little girl and her family.
The emails with the managers of Save the Children have been many, including the understandable documents and statements to be sent to start the procedure.
WHAT TO DO IN VIET NAM
The appointment in Lao Cai was close to the return date and established displacements in the northern part of Viet Nam: Hanoi and Ha Long Bay.
The initial part of the trip will therefore be dedicated to the south of Viet Nam.
I obviously want to see where and how the Vietcong won their war.
Ho Chi Minh City,the old Saigon, will be the starting point, Can Tho is a city to which I’m tied because for the Ivan Della Mea’ song that always made me imagine little An in the avenues of ylang flowers, Mekong and the floating markets are unmissable of course.
Start and end of the journey are decided.
As always, I want to see as many things as possible and I know how I can organize myself.
The Mekong is navigable and allows you to arrive in Cambodia.
I will see the old Kampuchea of the Khmer Rouge, the Temples of Angkor and close the route clockwise in Laos.
This is a country hardly beaten by mass tourism and it is also possible to see free elephants in their natural environment.
I have only to book and go.