Speaking in...Hands? August 2nd 2008 Finally, the Latin (or Roman) Alphabet! Well, something similar at least. Unlike us back at home, they have dots apostrophes accents slashes bottomless triangles flying above and swimming below their letters. For instance, there are something like eighteen different ways to write 'A' and 'O' using the different accent marks. Anyways, who is counting? I don't speak Vietnamese and this is the f ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta 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
So I write this with the excitement knowing that I leave on my trip tomorrow. As some of you know, I am leaving this trip a little open ended to say the least. Many ask where I am going and to tell you the truth, I am interested in that answer as well. I look forward to the incredible highs, inevitable lows, and everything in between. I can't wait to meet new people and to see those of you that join me along the journey.
I want to say thanks to everybody for all of the positivity. You can always contact me through this or at email@example.com. I love hearing from everybody and hop... full info