Speeding Things Up February 17th 2008 Finally got away from the tourist traps in the south. It seems like all tourists are following the same track, as defined by the Lonely Planet. Takes away the feeling of being an "explorer" really. The local people have become accustomed to tourists and only offer a limited variety of tours, so you don't have the option of having a view of the areas where the other tourists don't go. Every single ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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
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Enjoy the stories of the most recent travels. There's no cure for travel bug bites, so surely the journey won't stop.
Working on the next plans to travel again amap asap... Just got to find a way to work while travelling, so I can go on for as long as the bite itches ;-)
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