Jerry and Trudy Iverson along with Anne and Charles Baillargeon recently ventured across the globe to embark on a 14-day cruise.
A flight from Vancouver took them to Hong Kong for boarding on the Celebrity Millennium. They toured the city of Hong Kong along with an aerial view of the city from Victoria Peak.
The cruise made three stops in Vietnam, which included Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon). A private tour guide took them to places no tour bus could penetrate. This created a unique opportunity to see, hear, taste and learn about the rich culture of this country.
The next stop was Bangkok, Thailand. It was impressive to see the fine roads and buildings of this area. Tours included many temples and they had the opportunity to savour authentic Thai dishes.
The final stop was Singapore, a city that is a country. The memorable events included walking through the National Orchid Garden, a tour of local markets and looking at the marvel of building architecture. It exceeded anything that can be seen in North America. Singapore has a reputation for cleanliness and it was evident.
The experience on board the ship exceeded expectations with meeting people, activities, entertainment and tasty food followed by more delicious food on a daily basis.
It was an excellent learning experience that has left many fond memories and a desire to return to Vietnam soon!