The pineapple farmer's art of emotional blackmail April 15th 2007 Hue came to prominence at the beginning of the 19th century when the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty moved the imperial capital there from Hanoi. He constructed an enormous citadel guarding 3 concentric enclosures which must have been quite a sight, given how the remains look. Unfortunately many of the complex's buildings were destroyed in the aftermath of the Tet offensive during the Vietnam ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué 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 quit the rat race in 2005, after working as an IT project manager for over a decade. I then travelled around the world for 4 years, a period of my life which is covered by this blog. After finishing my trip, I wrote a book about my dissatisfaction with my career, my reasons for quitting my job, life as a first-time thirtysomething backpacker, and finally the lessons learned from being exposed to experiences and people that I would never have encountered if I'd stayed in my office. The book is called "Out Of Office Male" and is available at all the usual eBook outlets.
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