An overseas Vietnamese in Canadia, who was also a member in the Thorn Tree forum, presented this guide book to me after he travelled in Myanmar. It helped me a lot during my trip in Myanmar in February 2005, especially when I met with some Burmese, who couldn't understand English. The picture on the cover is the famous Golden Rock in Myanmar.
The loneliness of traveling alone August 13th 2009 It has been 12 years since my first trip as a solo traveler in Vietnam, but the same questions like "Why do you go alone? Don't you feel bored/sad/lonely?" that I was asked all the time have not changed at all. I realize that there are still very few solo Vietnamese travelers and people still have not changed their minds yet about going somewhere without a companion. For most Vietnamese, when you ... 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
I am a Hanoi_girl who loves to travel. When working for a Japanese construction company in Hanoi, I had the chance to travel to 20 countries and to all the 63 provinces in Vietnam, including 24 trips to Huế city. Egypt, Mongolia and Nepal are my love, and other favorite countries are Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China (6 trips, 15 cities), Cambodia (3 trips), Brunei Darussalam, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Laos (3 trips), Malaysia (3 trips), Singapore and Thailand (9 trips). I have visited all the countries in South East Asia ... full info