Our first fleecing February 20th 2009 So I lasted two days on my plain boiled rice and dry bread diet before deciding that the doctor couldn't possibly be right in prohibiting some foods, spicy acidic and uncooked i could understand, but milk? I fell off the wagon with a soft landing into some pizza, which i can even rationalize. I'm allowed bread, the tomatoes were cooked and she never mentioned cheese. I have to say that nothing has ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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
The thing I love most about travelling is that it forces you to live in the moment. You never really think more than a few days ahead, if that. It's about what you're doing now. How do we get there? Where does that go? I wonder what that's like. And it gives you an incredible feeling of freedom. At home, we bog ourselves down with worries and plans that keep us focused on what will happen in the future. But when travelling, all that stuff doesn't matter. You deal with it when it happens.
In 2008/09 I went backpacking round the world. Well, some of it. I'm... full info