Hoa Van Village March 20th 2008 Hoa Van Leper Village
During my research of the work of Rev Gordon and Laura Smith I read about how they starting a village for people suffering from Leprosy. He founded the leper village just North of Danang in a beautiful cove between Danang and Hue just below Hai Van Pass. It sports a beautiful beach.
He picked this spot for several reasons: It was isolated and the average citizen didn ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Da Nang 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