CHAPTER 24-SAIGON- SOUTH VIETNAM March 29th 2010 CHAPTER 24-SAIGON- SOUTH VIETNAM
Arrived here a few days before Chinese New Years Day, the day I have to leave. I was not sure what to expect in this festive time; could be interesting, chaotic or both.
Saigon or Ho Chi Mihn City is the southern city who lost out to Hanoi in the north in 1975. Even thought the Americans where here for a long time and it is easier to get around, and even though ... 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
FROM CHINA TO KOREA
I have recently returned from two trips to China teaching English and I am about to start teaching again; this time in South Korea. I love travel, especially in Asia and by working there, feel I experience the country more than by just passing thru it.
My previous travels before China were 15 months in North America and Europe in 1975-76 and many South East Asian countries in 1980-81 for another 9 months. After almost another quarter of a century living in Australia, I got the travel bug once again.
This time I decided to do it slightly differently by working. I hear... full info