Paying the Price at the Perfume Pagoda December 3rd 2005 Ngat Dao it turns out is quite a negociator. We wanted to go to the Perfume Pagoda. The tour company right here in the hotel said they would take us for 15 dollars per person. That included a two-hour drive by bus, two hour boat ride, guide, lunch and return. Sounded like a bargain to me. However, Ngat thought she could do better. She went to another agency, got a price of 12 dollars. The ... 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
This is my 12 visit to Vietnam
My current mission in Vietnam is going to the home villages of all my neices and nephews that have helped me in Vietnam
In 2005 I biked from Hanoi to Saigon. Probably the greatest trip I ever experienced.
I look forward to returning to Vietnam and enjoying the people and land of Vietnam.
I will be staying with my former Rotary Exchange Student Trang and her husband Huan and daughter Sarah.
I keep a bike at Trang's house and will be biking around Saigon on short trips.
The cover photo is me biking the Red River Islands near Hanoi.... full info