Happy Xmas from Vietnam! December 27th 2005 I know I'm putting this up a bit late but it's been a busy 2 weeks! Thinking back to the last time I wrote I was in Nha Trang causing damage to my liver and wallet. Anyway I flew up to Hanoi on the 22nd December with the easyjet of Asia, Air Asia, and was pleasantly suprised to find it was dry there and that hotmail worked again. The first night I took it easy as I was taking a trip out to Halong ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay 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
Have spent the last year working in Edinburgh to save for my RTW ticket (though the festival meade a bit of a dent in the savings - damn Speigletent!) Now I'm FINALLY on my way, leave tonight for Dehli. Yippee!
Update - was supposed to return to bonnie scotland in november '06 but fell in love with australia (just like so many others before me have!) and am still here.... 2007 holds travels to vanuatu (feb) new zealand (april) and finally in june home (boo) though i'll have an Aussie in tow and hopefully will get a stopover in Tokyo en route.
Update 2! I am home and planning my next trip... full info