From 21st-22nd July 2015, Hue Help organised a summer trip for the kids and the staff at Hue Children Shelter to Da Nang City and Hoi An Ancient Town. The bus picked everybody up at the shelter in the morning and the kids were really excited. Some of them woke up at 5 a.m in the morning just to check the luggage that they prepared couple days ago for the trip! The first stop was Ngu Hanh Son, on the way from Da Nang to Hoi An. The kids were very interested in climbing to the top of Ngu Hanh Son mable mountain even though it was high with a lot of steps. They enjoyed the beautiful temples, caves and the sights up there. Leaving the first stop, we kept going to Hoi An, checked in hotel, had lunch together and took a rest before visiting the ancient town. A tour guide told the children about the history of Hoi An and the stories about Chua Cau Japanese bridge, ancient houses of Hoi An… After a tour around this beautiful old town, we got in the bus to An Bang beach. The children played some games and swam at the beach under supervising of adults. They were happy to swim with Celeste, the coordinator of Swimming for Safety. Leaving the beach, we had dinner at a Hoi An garden dinner with the delicious foods of Hoi An. Then, we walked or cycled to discovery Hoi An by night. Some of the kids were back to the hotel and kept swimming at the little pool at the hotel.
We woke up quite early for the next day to have breakfast at the hotel before going to Da Nang city to visit Son Tra peninsula with the huge Linh Ung pagoda. From here, we could see all Da Nang city view. It was very amazing with all the kids. Then, we got in the car back to Hue and had lunch in a beautiful restaurant next to Lang Co beach.
All the chidren looked rather sleepy after having an over excited time. They really had an amazing summer trip this year!