- Escape to the sleepy picturesque province of Ben Tre.
- Cycle to the home of an antique and ceramic collector.
- Explore the shady streams and tributaries by rowing boat.
Myanmar, the Golden Land, lives up to its reputation. I was fortunate to take a family vacation to Myanmar, joined by my parents who are visiting from the United Kingdom. Of course we booked our journey through ICS Travel Group because of the expertise with multi-generational travel and knowledge of how to accommodate the various needs of different age groups.
The flight from Bangkok to Mandalay is short, and after clearing Customs and Immigration we were met by our guide, who was carrying an ICS Travel Group sign. We were presented with a welcome packet including all the necessary documentation, vouchers and contact information for our guides and the local ICS Travel Group offices.
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From 15 – 18 FEB 2018, Vietnam will celebrate Tet Nguyen Dan (Vietnamese New Year) or “Tet” as it is more commonly known. Our offices in Vietnam will be closed from 14 – 20 Feb 2018.
Tet is the biggest and most popular festival of the year
Preparation for the Tet holiday is a special and significant affair and begins well in advance of the holiday. Many Vietnamese cook special holiday foods and thoroughly clean their own home as well as the gravesites of their ancestors. Vietnamese begin cleaning early in an effort to get rid of bad luck before the New Year begins. One can not sweep during the holiday because one would be sweeping away the good luck. Painting one’s home, polishing all kitchen utensils and planting new flowers is common. Many people, especially children, purchase new clothes and shoes to wear on the first day of the year. Another well-known – and popular – custom during Tet is to put money in a red envelope and give it as a gift to children.
The first person to visit your home during Tet is considered a forecast of the coming year
Spend the day meeting some of the inspiring people that live in Bagan. Meet U Myo Nyunt, a local expert on archaeology and the former Deputy Director of Bagan’s Department of Archaeology. He will reveal fascinating stories behind the sacred sites, as well as telling you about the conservation efforts and Bagan’s plight for recognition as a U NESCO World Heritage Site.