Of lanterns and conical hats January 2nd 2010 Lanterns and conical hats... that was my first and overriding image after arriving in Hội An, an historic town set picturesquely on the Thu Bon River, just a few hours south of Huế. The bus dropped me on the edge of town in the early evening, so after checking in to my hotel I wandered down to the historic centre, strung out along the river bank. At night, it was alive with colour... small, tr ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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 work as a town planner in London, and have always enjoyed travelling. I also love photography, and in June 2009 I decided to take a year off work to travel the globe. This blog recounts that trip.
I left London on the 14th June 2009. My trip divided roughly into four legs. The first is in Africa, from Kenya to South Africa, starting in June and finishing at the end of September. I then flew to Mumbai, for a three month trip through Central Asia taking in India, Nepal and Tibet. Next up was Southeast Asia, where I travelled through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia, arriving in Sin... full info