Saigon January 14th 2010 Saigon
As we approached the city from the outskirts our first impressions were not favourable: the place looked like a building site. The traffic swirled around us as we drew nearer to the centre and even though the chaos of scaffolding was subsiding the noise of the bustling, often narrowing streets increased. Welcome to Saigon.
The bus dropped us off outside the main Sinh Cafe office and w ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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
Taking a year out and leaving England to travel the world! After 5 years in teaching for Stacey and the completion of a EngD for Warren, it is time a for a well earned break and to try new and adventurous things :-)... full info