School Tours Program Manager
Travel is The Best Education
“I came to Vietnam in 2013 after many years working in the travel industry both in my native New Zealand and extensively around the globe. Although it was maybe my fiftieth country, I instantly felt a connection with this colourful, chaotic nation. The language struck me as a series of strange Nintendo type sound effects, many of which I could not even figure out how to replicate, much less know how the people were communicating with it. I’ll never forget my first impressions of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s largest city with its massive motorbike filled avenues. My first meal was the quintessential phở, Vietnam’s legendary flat noodle soup. That combined with a delicious iced coffee had me hooked. I moved to Vietnam a year later and began work as an ESL teacher; I have loved living here ever since. The traffic has been much easier to negotiate than the language, although I now feel quite comfortable with both.
Vietnam definitely has to be experienced to be believed. It has this indescribable magic that makes you laugh and walk around with an ‘Am I dreaming or did that just happen?’ sensation. Working at WET gives me an opportunity to share my passion for travel and harness my skills as a teacher, guide, tour leader and project manager to ensure others get the most out of their trip.”