Public buses and a surprise in the cave...! February 26th 2012 got up at 6.30 to brave the public bus..it actually seemed ok when it pulled up to pick us up, and the journey was fine - apart from when it broke down..we soon got started again but it was a bizarre expereince seeing 10 vietnamese men try to fix the public bus.
halong bay is magical - the scale of it is fantastic over, 2,000 islands.. our boat was great - good food and great company (a real in ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong 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
Rich and Rob are finally doing, taking sometime out from RatRace.com and spending 3 1/2 months travelling. We are heading to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam- then over to east Aus and New Zealand (in a camper of course, but don't tell Cilla!) and a final month in Singapore and Malaysia. It all starts on January 29th when we head for Bangkok...brace yourself for photos, updates and tales...... full info