In the first week of the summer holidays two teams of RGS and Tormead students departed for Vietnam. Landing in Hanoi they had a few days to acclimatise to the heat, the chaotic roads and communicating with the locals.
Teams then undertook the physical challenge of hiking in temperatures in the high 30s and over 90% humidity, it was tough work but the views were spectacular and the students relished the opportunity to challenge the locals at each homestay to a game of football.
Then came the project phase of the expedition with students laying down concrete roads to allow better to access to remote parts of the villages.
The final part of the expedition saw students enjoying a little rest and relaxation: first going on a boat trip to Ha Long Bay, and then taking a sleeper train to Hoi An, where students could browse the night markets, do some shopping and try their hand at a Vietnamese Cookery Course.
Finally, it was time to head home, but not before many of the students had suits tailored to fit – expect to see some of these on display in Guildford!