It was Marina Yasmin, then Head of Press for the US Department of State in Dhaka, who yearned for the allure of Southeast Asia.
After weighing options, Vietnam, with its rich history and vibrant culture, emerged as the destination of choice. This was not just Marina’s choice; it was a family affair. Joining her were renowned cardiologist Dr. Fatema Begum, Marina’s husband, famous writer Anisul Haque’s sister, another sibling, Anowarul Haq, an International Development Agency professional, his wife, and their children.
Team Chhuti, meticulous travel curators, crafted a captivating seven-day, six-night itinerary. Visa ETA approvals were secured online, and they embarked on their trip on March 25, 2017 by Malaysian Airlines with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Hanoi, Vietnam’s charming capital, greeted them with its bustling streets and ancient temples.
After delving into its rich history for two days, they set sail for the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay. Its majestic limestone pillars rose from the emerald waters, bathed in the golden glow of sunset. Aboard a luxurious four-star cruise, the family surrendered to the magic of Ha Long Bay. Soaring limestone karst formations painted landscapes against the azure sky, while hidden caves whispered tales of ancient seafarers. Kayaking through emerald-green waters, they discovered secret coves and marveled at the bay’s breathtaking beauty.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s dynamic southern metropolis, pulsated with a different kind of energy. From exploring bustling markets to savoring the iconic banh mi (Vietnamese baguette), Marina and her family embraced the city’s vibrant character.
Returning home, they carried with them not just souvenirs but a treasure trove of memories.
Team Chhuti had expertly orchestrated an unforgettable journey, one that showcased Vietnam’s natural wonders, historical splendor, and warm hospitality.
Vietnam’s allure remains undeniable. Among the many countries Chhuti offers, it consistently ranks as one of the most popular. Marina’s family’s experience is a testament to that. The captivating landscapes, delicious cuisine, and friendly people ensure that a Vietnamese adventure will leave you yearning for more.