Having just returned from the Roof Ride of September 2009 I wanted to write and thank you for a most wonderful experience.
You suggested the Classic Hotel group in the old quarter of Hanoi, for accommodation before and after the ride, and it was great . The facilities were good the staff absolutely wonderful even taking me on a tour of the city on their time off. Best of all being situated in the old quarter there were so many interesting shops, markets and restaurants to chose from and only a short stroll away. Standing at the front door it seemed possible to watch the whole life of the city unfold in front of you.
The trip was great. Everything I could have thought to ask for was provided. Great guides a wonderful mechanic, spectacular scenery and breaks as and when required. With your guidance I ate in places I would have walked past not daring to enter on my own and had some wonderful experiences as a consequence. The hill tribe people with the colourful dress, gold teeth and wonderful smiles was an experience all on its own.
As a result of this trip I have seen a side of Vietnam which most tourists would not get to see and scenery which would not normally be available to them. I have met a great many resourceful, generous and hardworking people.
Thank you for the experience.
Stephen French from New Zealand