I was going to email you to say thanks for a great trip, sorry I missed you at highway 4 that night I was on my way to meet you I was a few blocks South of the lake when it absolutely pissed it down I got soaked so ended up taking refuge in the nearest pub till the rain died down, then one pint led to another heheheh.
I really enjoyed the trip - had a great time. the schedule was perfect, a good amount of riding hours in the day to get you back early enough to relax and enjoy the extra curricular activities without worrying that you had to be up at the crack of dawn every morning.
With some fantastic scenery (including the beautiful H'mong girls), satisfying pace, just what I wanted really. The guide was a top bloke - fantastic and did a great job so please send my thanks to him when you see him. I am struggling to think of even constructive criticism which is a testament to your company, but If anything springs to mind Ill let you know.
Its not often I would use the same tour company twice, as there are so many out there to choose from and I'm all for trying new experiences. But there is no doubt in my mind that when I take another trip to Vietnama tour with Explore Indochina will be first on the list.
Enjoy the adventure!
Nicky Evans from UK