Good Morning Vietnam! March 6th 2010 Our arrival in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) was about 9 PM and still hot. It was not nearly as hot as Phuket, but still a whole lot hotter than home in Minnesota. Our first order of business was to get local currency and we got lucky. The ATM made both of us millionaires! For a chance at the lifestyle of the rich and famous (well, at least rich) we asked for and received 2 million Dong at a total cos ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1 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
We are leaving our families and dogs behind to keep the home fires burning and will attempt this Round the World trip in 80 days. Our itinerary is planned to include SE Asia, Australia/New Zealand, India/Nepal, UK, Eastern Europe and Iceland.
We have reservations for our flight to Bangkok on Feb 15, 3 days lodging in Bangkok and flights Kuala Lumpur to Australia & return Mar 10-28. The rest we'll just make up as we go along.
A year ago I did make the RTW trip with my wife. She however was in such a hurry that we needed to finish up in a mere 76 days. She also insisted on having everythi... full info