Unexpected Karsts September 27th 2007 We were supposed to spend these past 3 days on a boat exploring the famous karsts (limstone formations that jut out of the sea) of Halong Bay, however, our plans were changed by a tropical storm. All tours to the bay had to be cancelled. Instead we headed a couple hours south to the tiny town of Tam Coc. Situated in some of the most stunning scenery we have seen yet, Tam Coc has karsts of its own, ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Ninh Binh » Tam Coc 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
Hello friends and family :) Well Patrick and I are finally here in Vietnam, where we have started our SE Asia adventure tour. In the next 3 1/2 months we will be travelling to Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and flying home from Singapore.
We will be writing travel accounts here, but would welcome and appreciate personal e-mails from all of you as well.
Cheers! Ashlee and Patrick... full info