Hanoi to HaLong bay, Vietnam October 24th 2006 Well we arrived in Vietnam quite late. It was a crazy place compared with the sedate Laos that we had just left. Hanoi seemed to move at 100 miles per hour. Our Hotel in Hanoi was surrounded by traffic, shops, and restaurants and we ended up having our dinner in a cafe next to the hotel as everyone was too afraid to attempt crossing any roads before a good nights sleep.
In the morning a walki ... 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
My name is Sammi. I left work in September 2006 to pursue my life long dream of travelling the world and it has exceeded all my expectations so far. If you fancy reading some of my blogs which include, Africa and South East Asia, New Zealand and a bit of Australia (so far), then please do. As of today (4/05/07) my broken foot is all but healed and I am currently heading up the east coat of Australia and I've just left Fraiser Island, which was utterly amazing! I finish travelling in Cairns on May 23rd and head to Singapore before going home :(
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