Buzzing In Saigon November 9th 2011 Suburbia sprawled for miles upon miles before reaching the epicentre of Ho Chi Minh. Street signs began with D for Duong or Dai Lo which is the shortened name for boulevard. It became fairly apparent on the journey into the city that we would easily be able to aptly rename streets for our own amusement based on the local shops contents. Usually when you require a particular item back home, lets ju ... 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
So, here we are...after years of daydreaming, we are finally escaping!
Natalie (Me!) and Scott are taking 6+ months off to travel South East Asia and anywhere else time and funds permit.
As usual, due to our/my inability to make a decision we'll make a start in Malaysia and just go with the flow - to anywhere the sun is shining, the food is yummy and there's plenty to keep us both entertained and hopefully out of trouble!
I will do my best to keep the blog updated for anyone interested in keeping tabs on our little adventure along the way... full info