Honk if you're from Hanoi January 2nd 2007 Hanoi is a city of horns, hawkers and hectic streets. There is still a lot of poverty in this up and coming Vietnamese city, and a large portion of the population sleep in small rooms down dark alleyways, while others simply sleep on the floor of whatever establishment they work for. It is a strange experience stepping over all your hotel staff sleeping in the lobby when returning from a late(ish) ... 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
Originally from South Africa and Australia we have both been living in London for many, many moons. An amazing city, it has kept our attention for longer than most before and it is with a bittersweet feeling that we have finally decided to leave for the sunny shores of Australia.
We have always loved to travel and have toured extensively throughout the UK and Europe, but these have always been comfortable holidays staying in nice hotels, so it is with great excitement that we have decided to see the world from a different angle, and for a much longer period of time. The plan is to backpack ... full info