They really know how to look after their teachers..! November 20th 2007 National Teachers' Day Vietnam
It’s a sign of a good school if they look after you well on Teachers’ Day. Today my school proved this by having a half day and treating us to a staff lunch!
On my way to school I saw almost every child and every family on their motorbikes with baskets of flowers and bags full of gifts. Vietnamese culture prescribes a high level of respect towards te ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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
Ok, so we're not really traveling at the moment. We're back in Edinburgh.
From 2005-2008 we were in Asia and based in Vietnam for over two years of the time. There were plenty of side-trips from Ho Chi Minh to neighbouring cities and countries.
P L E A S E T A K E A L O O K !
We've passed through India, Nepal, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, China, and of course Vietnam on our travels.
To quote the Mighty Boosh:
"If I see a ... full info