Tamara Langborne - Holidaying with other volunteers in Vietnam  


I have just got back from 10 days of holidays, which I spent travelling with 27 other volunteers. We headed to Nha Trang in the public holiday, which is famous here for its beach. It was soo god to get out of the city, and swim. I have even been proposed to. He got on one knee and everything. After that I headed to Da Nang, which was a fun town, then I went to Hoi An, for 5 days. Hoi An, is in the centre of Vietnam, and is famous for making clothes. I spent a little too much money there. You go and find a tailor you like, describe absolutely anything to them, clothes, shoes, hangbags, belts, anything and they will have it made in any material, fabric, leather you want by that afternoon, and yes it is a girls heaven! It was one of the best days of my life. Great friends, great food, shopping, beach, the life.

I also drove a motorbike for the first time ever and it was in Vietnam, I was very excited about that!! And no I did not crash!

I am back to teaching, which I am very excited about. I have made the most amazing friends with my students, and each day makes me that much more happier! It makes you feel so good when you see and hear the improvement in student’s English, where they have the confidence to use big words, and talk in English.

Other than that, I have just been going around the city exploring still. Meeting with friends, lots of birthday parties and the cinema and they LOVE taking photos!! And I learnt what the peace sign meant. Made my week. 


Quick facts
Capital: Hanoi
Government: Republic
Language: Vietnamese
Population: 88.1 million
Religions: Buddhism
Timezone: GMT +7
Climate: climate, with humidity averaging 84 % throughout the year
Currency: đồng
"Discovering Vietnam and how radically different it is from England (I really did fall in love with it) has also made me want to travel more and explore the world and all it has to offer. I would never have been this adventurous had I not been on this placement; it’s really opened my eyes to the world."

Marianne, English teacher