Vietnam April 28th 2009 Any preconceived notions we had of Vietnam derived from not much more than the last page of our extensive Chinese delivery menu (they'll make you anything from anywhere in Asia and deliver it before you hang the phone up), a plethora of Hollywood war flicks, and the names of 58,000 good men etched into a wall of black granite in Washington D.C. The word "Vietnam" brought to mind not a country, bu ... 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
Two New Yorkers (one native, one South African) who decided to put our ¨normal¨ lives on hold for about a year and see the world. Without much of an agenda, we quit our jobs, gave up our apartment, and left behind all but what we could fit into two backpacks in hopes of expanding our minds, broadening our horizons, and possibly creating a new sense of normal for ourselves. We hope you enjoy reading about our travels.
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