My name is Alison, and I am interested in going on the Hanoi to Bangkok trip leaving in Feb 2007. I was hoping to get some advice from people who have been on this trip before, and also hear from people going on the same trip.
The trek through Nothern Vietnam, I am wondering how physical this is. I have a good level of general fitness, however I don't live at the gym. I would hate to be the one at the end of the group 'huffing and puffing'. I also wonder about the shoes needed. I really don't want to be stuck with treking boots for the rest of the trip if I could have used trainers instead.
If you are going on this trip, please contact me, as it would be wonderful to hear from some people prior to going away. I am very excited about this trip, and I am sure will think of nothing but this for the next 7 months.
Alison, QLD Australia