The the first day of a tour guide, it is my first interesting tour.
After receiving this tour from Hanoi Free Tours By Foot, I was so nervous although I have had sometimes to speak English with foreigners at Hoan Kiem lake before.
In the morning, I went out of home at 8 am and caught the 23 bus and then 08 bus to come to Hanoi post office. I searched the map on my phone and felt worried about being late.Luckily! I run a half of Hoan Kiem Lake and went to Nuxy Hostel earlier about 10 minutes. I was tired and the weather is very hot. OMG, I met another guide who was the main guide today and I realized he is my friend at English class. We smiled and came into that hostel to check the guest with the receptionist and then we talked to wait for the guest.
At 9 am, I saw my guests checked out the room then we met and greeted together. Our guests were 2 Canadian girls- Beata and Ashley, who are the same age as us. Beata learned Commerce and Ashley has learned Biology. They are very friendly and great, I talked to the tender girl- Ashley and Dũng said more to Beata- kindness girl. Ashley is a tender girl who steps up stair softly and helps me to fix my pronunciation mistakes. She had had a trip to Ho Chi Minh city for a long time and this time she returned Vietnam and visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Sapa. They have had a trip to Thai land before.
My lovely guests and my ( tiny girl ).
After showing the schedule to them, we went to first destination- 40 Hang Ngang where Ho Chi Minh president writing the independent declaration. Beata took some photos and we showed to them something about Ho Chi Minh and then we went to White Horse Temple.We talked more stories about the legend of the temple, friendship between turtle and crane, why having high steps, about Buddhist hand fruits, about palankeen for King and so on. Next destination was heritage house at Ma May Street, Beata was interested in the traditional game like robic there so she bought it. We were up stair and relaxed some minutes with electronic fan and shared more about student ‘s life at Vietnam and Canada.
Next, we passed over a narrow and dark alley( I cannot remember the where it is) at Hang Buom street to go to Dong Xuan Market and saw some kiosks with many goods: the foods, machines, and so on. And then the place I like the most – Long Bien Bridge. We took some photos there and had resting time at the train station.We chatted about Break summer and so on. We recommended them to go to Hue or Hoi An if they come back Vietnam.Hue and Hoi An is one of the best very beautiful and ancient.
Finally, we went around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Today is so hot so we drink water more- twice to go to mini market but It is very interesting and memorable for me about two nice friends.
At 12:30 we said good bye and showed to them where to enjoy egg coffee.
Hope them have a nice trip to Sapa tomorrow