As the title says, Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was established in 1010 under a different name. It had several name changes until 1831, when it was re-named 'Hanoi' by King Minh Mang. We were there in July 2010 when the city was preparing for the 1,000 year anniversary of its founding.
In July 2010 while I was still stationed in Bangkok, we had a four day weekend, so we decided to travel to Hanoi... Read Full Entry
I am originally from the beautiful land of Myanmar, formerly known as Burma in Southeast Asia. I left my homeland in 1978, and lived/worked in several countries before settling down in Florida, USA in 2011. Although I have been living abroad for so many years, I still consider Myanmar as my real home, and have been back there regularly to visit old friends and relatives. I believe I can classify myself as a citizen of the world. While not competing for most traveled person, I consider myself fortunate to have traveled to 44 different countries so far. Will be quite happy if or when I get ... full info