Hi Haiphong December 24th 2008 So, we have been in Haiphong a week now, so we thought it was about time we told you some more about it. Haiphong is the 3rd biggest city in Vietnam, and is on the North East coast. Just like Sunderland. And just like Sunderland it's a huge port, the main business here is shipping. Despite it's size and importance, there are hardly any white people here. Apart from the 5 people we work with, we ha ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong 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
It started in November 2006, when we quit our jobs, rented out our house, sold our belongings and set off in search of adventure in South East Asia.
Backpacking around SE Asia followed, along with working with elephants in Pattaya, a TEFL course in Thailand, teaching in Bangkok, Madrid, Bournemouth....
"Where next?" you might ask.
Well, the pull of the East was too great, so we hot-footed back to Thailand, and then onto Vietnam.
We spent a year teaching in a language centre in Haiphong in the North of Vietnam. Then we went searching for the bright lights of the big city and taught ... full info