We went on the country tour. Liem took us to lots of interesting places including mat making, a 200 yr old house, conical hat making, big Buddha statue and ornate cemetery, including a church. We were taken on a lovely drive through markets, villages and countryside. The lunch at the homestay was lovely - soup, pancakes, spring rolls and chicken with rice all washed down with beer. It was truly peaceful and relaxing. They even set up the hammock as our 2 yr old son fell asleep and Liem insisted we didn't leave until he woke up so as not to wake him. The day was finished with Vietnamese coffee.
This really was a brilliant experience all thanks to Liem. The rain didn't ruin it one bit! Thank you!