Vietnam May 6th 2010 Vietnam had its ups and downs. Its ups were when I realised that you never forget how to ride a bicycle, the downs were when a "Laundry' service was spraying my clothes with febreeze, then trying to over charge me for it. Anyway, Vietnam started with the Ho Chi Minh City - the city of motorbikes. There are so many, its so dangerous to cross the road - so I just followed a local, and they showed th ... 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
Hello, I am currently on a gap year between university and work. From 27th February 2010, we will be travelling from Mumbai, through India, then on to Sri Lanka. From there we will be flying to Singapore, and then trekking north up to Bangkok, where we will also be going through Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.
I'm glad to say that the itinerary was completed very successfully and I had an amazing time visiting these countries. I hope that you've enjoyed reading my blog, as much as I have writing them!... full info