Lazy days in rainy Hoi An December 9th 2011 Aoife and I arrived in Hoi An (Friday, November 25th) after a 4 hour bus trip from Hue. Hoi An is a South Central coastal town with a population of around 120,000. It was once a major trading town and the 'old town' is now recognised as a world Heritage site by UNESCO due to the old architecture which was unaffected by the war.
We actually got off at a place along the way ca ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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 we have quit our jobs, packed our bags and are heading off on our travels! First stop China, then Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and finally Australia! In the words of Mark Twain "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ... full info