Saigon and making travel companions June 9th 2009 So, I’m no longer travelling solo anymore. Since I’ve been in Saigon I’ve met up with Mike and Eddy from Blackpool and we’ve been hanging out at Bia Hoi places until 2 in the morning. Alongside us has been a Dutch guy (the 6’3” kind) from Amsterdam by the name of AJ. I shared a room with him in a dormitory at a hostel called Yellow House along with a Hong Konger called (no jokes please ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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
I started this travel blog, firstly to avoid sending out over-long group emails updating everybody on my travels. You know, the ones where you feel slightly snubbed by the impersonal nature of, “Hey, everybody! (but to no one in particular)”. I thought a blog would be fun way to update folks, avoid a dreaded travel diary and would hopefully combine second-rate-misanthropic travel journalism with exquisitely amateur photographs. Et Voila!
Soon after I hit the road, however, I procrastinated and struggled to write things-up as esteemed travel-writer Pau... full info