I joined Monika in Hanoi, Vietnam for her Chowdown Vietnam food related tour. It was a fabulous way to connect with the people and the foods of the country. Monika is very knowledgeable having been in the food business in multiple countries throughout her life. Her passion for the food and people of Vietnam come across in every aspect of our 2 week tour with her. We had an eating tour of the market in Hanoi, which was on my list as one of the favourite things we did, but we also participated in cooking classes, visited farms where vegetables were grown where we had a chance to help plant rice, a beautiful tour of the Mekong and the floating market, tasted our way through many different old and new restaurants just to name a few highlights. To top it off we hopped on bicycles and made our way through many villages which gave us the chance to see how the locals prepare and bring their wares to market. What a fun way to discover all that Vietnam has to offer.
April 17, 2014