What it feels like for a girl - Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City January 7th 2011 Two and a half weeks, 18 days, 432 hrs, however you write it, these past few weeks have flown by. I came to Vietnam buoyed by tales of a country abound with friendliness and charm. I found nothing less.
Melissa had left a few days ago and I had some time before I flew out to Phuket to meet her. I had two choices, either stay in Saigon and meet up with Mike who I'd met in Hanoi or head North aga ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1 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