Halong Bay stole our hearts (while the staff stole our money!) December 6th 2011 Expectations can often be capricious things. Habitually, they can exist to set a ceiling of expectancy simply too high to realize, such that we are destined for disappointment. Of course, there is that wonderfully unforeseen opposite; where a place or event holds modest promise in our anticipatory minds, yet surpasses any and all preconceived notions to provide us with an experience all the more e ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay 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 Amy and Chris and as you may have gathered from reading our blog we are currently making our way around the world on this long anticipated trip!
This trip has been in the planning for years now; it's our passion, our obsession, and the source of endless worry for our poor parents. It's influenced our lives from the books we read to the genre of films we watch, it's inspired language courses and beard growth (Amy and Chris respectively), and has replaced conventional pillow talk with the "Where will we go?" game.
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