Bay of the Descending Dragon August 9th 2006 More than 600km separate Huế and our next destination, Hà Nội, largest and capital city of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam. As we have already found out 600km equals overnight bus, except one even longer than the Nha Trang - Hội An leg. It is also a route that gets very bad press from visitors to Việt Nam for appalling service, slow buses, exceptionally horrific driving (even for her ... 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
We live to travel - and we travel to live. We've been exploring the globe together for the past 13 years - and there's still so much to see. In March 2013 we moved from the United Kingdom to the other side of the globe - our new home is Tasmania and we look forward to getting to know this gorgeous part of the world.
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