Good Morning Vietnam! March 3rd 2009 Xin Chao!
Arriving in Hanoi was quite an experience, it is a city with 9 million people and 5 million motorbikes. Your ears are constantly filled with the sounds of noisy engines and non-stop honking. The road rules are few and far between, as the bikes seems to go where ever and when ever they want. If you need to cross the street you learn to walk at a steady pace, and make sure the poepl ... 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
2 Canadians off travelling in 2009 until our money runs out.
Itinerary (I think):
New Zealand - Dec. 29th 2008 to January 19th 2009
Australia (Sydney, West Coast) - January 20th to February 14th
Hong Kong and SE Asia(Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and Indo) - February 14th to May 10th
Europe (starting in Spain, working our way North and then East) May 10th to August 31st (ish)
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