Great food and excellent beer in Vietnam November 2nd 2007 Happening Hanoi
After a couple of weeks European rest from the rush of Asia, I was excited about arriving in Hanoi and I wasn't disappointed. After eventually finding a taxi driver that would reset and use his metre I found myself in the middle of one of the most exciting Asian cities I'd ever visited.
Hanoi is a champagne explosion of sensual delight: on every street corner is a sce ... read more
Asia » Vietnam The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
After more than a decade working my way round the code mines of the City of London the risk of developing a DVT from sitting in one position for hours on end has become too great, so I'm off round the world for a few months...but I could be back in a fortnight if I don't like it. As seems to be the fashion these days, I'll be putting my holiday snaps and a bit of blurb about where I am on this site as I go round the globe.
I've created a rough map of my itinerary which can be found here: Ropey Route Map I'm not sure it works all th... full info