Southern Vietnam July 20th 2012 Dear All
Greetings from Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and country number 69. Arrived here safely on Tuesday evening local time, and fortunately my last minute nerves have given way to just an excellent, superb start to my summer trip around south-east Asia. The first few days, despite recovering from jet-lag, have just been amazing, and I am so excited to see so much more in this region of ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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
Thanks for reading my blog. I started it in 2010 to keep a record of my travels, to let people know how I'm going, and also to keep me sane at times while I'm on the road!
Have written up my seven most recent journeys so far, and have no plans at all to stop travelling just yet.
71 countries down, 124 more to go - watch this space!
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