End of the Onsite trip, start of something new!
End of the onsite trip, start of something new!
# Thuy Anh Nguyen #
Finally, the onsite seminar of exploreASEAN 2017 has come to the end with a free day for the delegation member to discover Ho Chi Minh City before our departure back to Switzerland tonight. Unlike previous days with tight schedules of company visits, this morning was more comfortable as everyone could enjoy a longer sleep and a later breakfast. We were very pleasant to have time chatting while having a cup of tea or coffee in the beautiful garden of the hotel restaurant.
After the lunch, we split into smaller groups to “explore” different aspects of the economic center of Vietnam. Some went out for sightseeing and shopping while the others spent their last hours joining a pool party at New World Saigon Hotel. A great choice to relieve the heat of April temperature in HCMC right now (around 38 Celsius degree)! Then we returned to the hotel to prepare for the flight as well as to have the last Vietnamese dinner at some restaurants nearby.
At 8.15 pm, the bus headed to Tan Son Nhat International Airport. It was the time to truly say goodbye to Vietnam – our last destination of exploreASEAN 2017. In a few minutes, we experienced the combination of both happiness and sadness. Because it would be nice to go home after a long journey, but also regretful to finish our exciting trip here. However, the end of the onsite seminar will certainly mark the beginning of something new for all participants – new lessons, new friends, unforgettable memories and promising career paths. These are priceless gains for us as delegations of the project.
The last words are to say thank you to the project team for their significant efforts in preparing the whole trip as well as to all delegation members for actively participating in every single activity. Together we have created a successful journey. Congratulation to everyone!
ExploreASEAN 2017 – Where the journey starts, where memories stay.