Food and Massages November 26th 2006 It's always nice to know that you are headed to a tropical destination during winter, but to know that it will be -25c when you are away is even sweeter. With that, we said good-bye to Edmonton.
After a full day of flying, we finally made it to Saigon on Saturday night. Other than a very long 14-hour flight from Vancouver to Hong Kong, things went off with out much hassle. Shauna didn't get any ... 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
In my late twenties, I decided that I wanted to see the world, but I didn't want to make it too easy, so I decided to do it on a bike. I had taken up cycling seriously a few years prior.
In 1989-90, I cycled around the world, where I visited 5 continents, 22 countries, and logged 22,000 km. I thought that would take the travel bug out of me -- not a chance. I have been cycling in different parts of the world nearly every year since.
The one thing has been consistent with my trips has been the developing world. The colour, hospitality, food, and culture (in no ... full info