Vietnam Action September 25th 2005 The minibus to the border wasn't quite what I or the others has been expecting. Unlike the big organized buses I'd previously taken across Cambodia, we were squished into a minibus that spat exhaust back at us. But rather than deal with another delay into Vietnam, we grumbled and accepted. Should have grumbled a little louder once at the border, as I was duped out of $1 which I later found out ... 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
Here begins the adventure of 12 months solo racing and chilling out around the world. Africa-Asia-New Zealand-South and North America from May 05-May06. It really is racing, 24 countries in all! So so so many stories to tell and sights to see...
And now that that crazy year is over with, I have moved back to Vancouver (with a stopover in the UK, Iceland and New York!) and am launching a new life. The Babe With A Backpack travel shows have been established in Vancouver, the book is edited, and I'm planning the next trip...UGANDA IN JULY '08! Will try and keep this updated in additi... full info