Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon March 8th 2012 8th March ’12 Ho Chi Minh City
We had decided to catch the early bus which left at 8.30am and took about 6 hours with a stop where we managed to grab a sarnie – pate and ham no less! An old Vietnamese guy started talking to us and offered us tangerines. It turned out this was his first visit back to Vietnam in 30 years and he now lived in America in Washington DC, he told us he was 70 an ... 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
Hi after years of hoping, dreaming and wishing we are taking 2 years out to go backpacking round the world from the end of july and can't wait!
It's now May 2013 so I reckoned i better update this as we are now only 3 days away from the end of our travels!!. Only managed 22 months as we decided we needed somewhere to live when we got back after all, but still not a bad stint. At this moment i can't sum it all up, there have been so many amazing experiences, sights and encounters along the way, i think i need to stop to let it all sink in.
However I was so looking forward to getting hom... full info