I had the privilege of experiencing the “Chow Down Tour” last September. Everything was taken care of and I enjoyed every minute. The cooking classes in both Hanoi and Hoi An were a great experience along with the Hanoi market tour. We learned a great deal and even ate silk worms ( a very sustainable and healthy food source). The “fearless” cooking class in Hoi was located right on the beautiful An Bang beach. It was fun to sit and eat lunch with the waves as our back drop. For me the most exciting experience, and there were many, were the bike tours through Hoi An and neighbouring islands. We loaded our bikes on the local ferry and then biked villages that make straw matts, tofu, rice paddies and in every village the children would come out to great us. Many evenings were spent at the Soul Kitchen, on the beach , listening to live music while the colourful lanterns flickered above and the waves crashed onto the beach. Magical indeed!
April 17, 2014