Back in Hanoi November 26th 2005 The trip back to Hanoi from Cat Ba was very enjoyable (a cruise through Halong Bay and a minibus ride from Halong City to Hanoi) and we arrived in the city around 5pm. We walked the streets for about an hour in search of a suitable guesthouse and landed at the Mingh Vihn for $11 per night. We enjoyed a nice meal and a few beers before hitting the sack for the evening.
I'm glad to be back in Han ... 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
Most of the journal entries are from my 14-month round-the-world journey I took from May 2005 until July 2006. It was an amazing adventure which took me to some incredible places and allowed me to meet a great group of individuals. Feel free to email me about any of the places I have been or with questions about traveling. Remember, a tourist knows where they are going but can't remember where they've been BUT a TRAVELER knows where he/she has been but not where he/she is going!... full info