The End of the Line May 1st 2012 We come to the end of things, here in the capitol of Vietnam, Hanoi.
In Saigon I confronted a new pace to life, frantic and rushed. Da Lat and Sapa were both quiet, their distances from the great cities freeing them from a press of too many people and Hoi An was like being transported back into a slightly twisted European culture. Now I find the capitol to be something all of its own as well. ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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
I'm about to set out on a solo trip to France. No set plans, no set destination, just me and a map. But this time I'm keeping a blog. It's the first time and we'll just have to see how it goes! ... full info