Mr MARTINI Donald – From U.S.A.

Mr MARTINI Donald (Solo trip. May 8-13, Northeast loop, Motorbike)

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From: Don MartiniMr MARTINI Donald
Sent: Friday, May 26, 2006 11:12 AM
Subject: Recommendation for Vietnam – Voyage Vietnam

Dear Lonely Planet,

I have just completed a 6 day motorcycling trip (from May 8, 2006 – May 13, 2006) to northeastern Vietnam and I would like to recommendation to your publication. I chose Voyage Vietnam ( that is based in Hanoi to organize and plan my motorcycle trip. Voyage Vietnam went beyond what I expected to make the trip enjoyable, accommodating and a valuable experience.

I contacted other organizations that were listed in your Guide to Vietnam and made my own independent comparison. Voyage Vietnam is very competitive in their pricing, their guides are multilingual native Vietnamese and their knowledge of the Vietnam roads, ethnic minorities and cultural history is unsurpassed.

My guide Tuan was a native Vietnamese who speaks fluent English and French. I think Tuan is a perfect guide that speaks the countryside dialect, knows and respects the ethnic culture customs, is well received in the countryside by the local villagers. I found his attitude, abilities and personal philosophy extremely valuable in making the trip something that I will always remember.

I found Voyage Vietnam to be extremely knowledgeable about the North Vietnam area; knowing the terrain, roads, villages and understanding the local customs and language to put together a great trip. I think their trips are designed to get the best opportunity to see the Vietnamese countryside and experience the culture in remote sections of Vietnam.

Voyage Vietnam allows the customer to decide the number of travel days and the amount of riding time per day prior to departing. Once established, Voyage Vietnam designs the trip based on those preferences.

Most importantly, I picked Voyage Vietnam because it is run by local Vietnamese that have lived in the areas that you are traveling and they have an intimate knowledge, understanding and respect for their country.

I plan on returning to Vietnam and will do another motorcycle trip to the northwest with Voyage Vietnam.

If you would like any additional information or any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Voyage Vietnam Contact Information:
Cell Phone:: 0084 – 912 – 464880.
Tel office: (00)84 – 4 – 9 262 373.
Fax: (00)84 – 4 – 9 262 417

Voyage Vietnam Mailing Address:
Voyage Vietnam
2 Luong Ngoc Quyen
Hanoi, Vietnam

Don Martini
20 Parker Ave., Apt. 9
San Francisco, CA 94118

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