Bia Hoi, Limestone Pillars and Homocidally Inclined Taxi Drivers July 8th 2006 Waking up several times during the night largely due to our boat colliding with another left me pretty tired and not feeling full of energy and ready for breakfast. After dropping the 3 dayers on Cat Ba Island we slowly headed back to Halong City, before taking the long bus journey back to Ha Noi.
In my mind the perfect way to recover from a journey like that is with a smoothie, so an awesome Av ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay 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
Im Alex. 22 and counting, just about to embark on 5 months of travelling before starting my first proper post graduation job. Im into my adventure sports - climbing, biking, skiing, diving, sailing, kayaking but this trip is probably going to be more about culture than sport... although I could be swayed! I love cooking (and eating!) and playing the guitar, seeing live music, and drinking alcohol.... full info