Braving The Mopeds But The Odds Were Forever in Our Favour August 8th 2019 It’s the last day of our holiday today, so, once we had got ourselves in the right frame of mind (it’s now that we could do with those early morning tai chi sessions - see The Logistics of Boat Travel is Too Complicated For Us ), we left the hotel to do battle with Ho Chi Minh City’s eight million mopeds for one last time.
It was raining again first thing in the morning, but, again, it had ... 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
I spent a year travelling around the world and that gave me a real love of travel. I have since been inter-railing in Europe twice. Now my travel is limited to the annual two week holiday with the family - although we still manage to cover some distance and certainly try to avoid limiting ourselves to two weeks by a swimming pool, despite the protests from the kids.... full info