Catherine Gradel, from London, spent eight weeks teaching English at a children’s shelter in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
She and her fellow volunteers also helped paint and do light repairs on another children’s home where we send volunteers.
As the photos below show, volunteering in Vietnam is a wonderful experience not only for the volunteers but of course for the local children.
For sightseeing, Catherine visited Mui Ne Beach (about 200 km from HCMC). The beach is famous for its beauty, including huge sand dunes and dramatic views of the ocean and shoreline.
If you’re not into the ocean, you can rent a bike and take ride through the countryside. If you’re a golfer, there’s also the Nick Faldo-designed Ocean Dunes Golf Course for public play.
Here are some photos of Catherine teaching students in Vietnam: