It's new year again...?? Let's go to Hoi An... February 4th 2009 The Tet - Lunar New Year - holiday brought with it a gift of a week's holiday from work. Never ones to pass up the opportunity to explore, we decided to spend a few days down in Hoi An, on the Central coast. We flew down from Hanoi to Danang with Jetstar Asia at a very good price, and took a taxi to remaining 30km from Danang to Hoi An.
Hoi An is a pretty riverside town and a World Heritage sit ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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
It started in November 2006, when we quit our jobs, rented out our house, sold our belongings and set off in search of adventure in South East Asia.
Backpacking around SE Asia followed, along with working with elephants in Pattaya, a TEFL course in Thailand, teaching in Bangkok, Madrid, Bournemouth....
"Where next?" you might ask.
Well, the pull of the East was too great, so we hot-footed back to Thailand, and then onto Vietnam.
We spent a year teaching in a language centre in Haiphong in the North of Vietnam. Then we went searching for the bright lights o... full info