leaving Vietnam February 4th 2010 AS always, I hope you and yours are well!
Well it has been a while since my last travel blog so I thought I would let you guys know what I'm up to (as if I know). My plans have changed and I will be leaving Sapa, Vietnam very soon (less than 36 hours) and will start to head for China via Thailand. Chinese new year is the 14th of february this year and I don't want to be "traveling" through Chi ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa 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
Thanks for taking the time to read my TravelBlog. Originally from the Chicago area i received my BS from northern Illinois University and after graduating I started my "career" at Abbott Laboratories. While there I earned my MBA from DePaul, Univiersity. Then I dropped out of the corporate world in 1992 when I moved to Minnesota. Next, I dropped out of the rat race in 1997 and I've been traveling since. For the first few years I only traveled in the US, working one summer in Yellowstone national park and I spent two summers in Alaska. I also had the great fortune to be a rafting guide ... full info