Your heart pounds but you do it anyway... October 24th 2005 The bus slowly fills up. Within half an hour, my space is limited from a full row of seats to squished in a corner next to 3 dirty, smelly vietnamese who could not speak english. One had a fasination with telling me that Manchester United won the soccer. Perhaps he thought I was English. "Yes, Go Man U" I reply, waiving my fist in a half hearted victorious way. I seek solice in the politically cha ... 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
After spending two years in Europe, I've shifted my attention to South America.
I'm currently living in Rio de Janeiro and will be here indefinitely teaching English.
Hopefully I'll be able to get around to see some of the continent.... full info