Two weeks in Vietnam August 8th 2006 I must apologise to those of you who have eagerly been anticipating this entry. I have been very busy, but here it is at long last, so need to worry!
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam = Motorcycles. There are about 200 motorbikes to every car here. There are no conventional taxis, and to get across the city you have no choice but to jump on the back of some stranger's bike, and hold on for your life! (Thi ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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
Let's face it, travel diaries are boooring! No-one cares that you spent 59 hours balanced on top of a train holding onto the goat you hired, or that you had to wake up at 2am in order to trek up the local hill with your 15-year-old tour guide Chang. Sad but it's true.
Well my friends, this diary is different. You see Eleni found a treasure map in her attic. It talks of a mysterious magical Golden Carrot, the ultimate vegetable-based prize! Legend has it that the owner of this Carrot becomes inundated with offers of full-time employment, and so we are giving up the traditional method of job ... full info