A feast for the senses. Harmonious Hanoi. October 15th 2008 Wow! What a city!
The impact of this new culture has been incredible. Everywhere there is something to see. We went for a walk on the first day around the lake. I couldn't walk straight because I would see something new and walk towards it, get distracted with something else and walk in that direction. Dave had to walk behind me so that he wouldn't get bumped.
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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
We were tired, unenthusiastic and basically worn out from the high stress sales positions we both held. Being treated badly by companies where the catchcry is 'It's just business, nothing personal'. Our faith in the system had run dry. We couldn't feel anything anymore, totally drained of emotion. But in the last year we have earned the right to say that we are living, feeling human beings again. And to travel and witness purity and innocence has been most rewarding. Even if these events happened at home we would not have reacted the same. From witnessing baby turtles... full info