Same, Same but Different October 8th 2011 Before you read about our trip to Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon) it may be worth having a little read about the Vietnam war. The main reason for this is so that you can appreciate how terrible and disastrous it was to Vietnam and also so that you can correct anything we put in this entry that may be wrong! We have been confused considerably about who was fighting who, why America got involved and wh ... 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
We are about to set off around the globe in an adventure that (currently) will take us 6 1/2 months to complete!
Our adventures take us to South East Asia first of all seeing Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and finishing in Singapore. From Singapore we fly to Australia focusing mainly on the east coast before hopping on a flight in Darwin which will take us to New Zealand. Once we have had enough adrenaline from there we will head to Fiji for a relaxing two weeks.
We will try to update our blog as often as possible but we may just be having to much fun to do so.
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