Sapa Sojourn October 14th 2010 Arriving into Hanoi after Halong was a bit of a wake up call and unfortunately for Carrie I was feeling very much under the weather so she ventured out on her own on friday to explore the city and do some shopping. She came back to the room at about lunch time hot and bothered but triumphantly clutching more than one bag of goodies. I on the other hand spent the day in bed watching cable tv in the ... 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
I'm hitting the South East Asian trail with 4 months, a map and vague plans. I can't wait to see where the road takes me.
I hope you enjoy reading about my adventures and I'll try to make them interesting!... full info