Hello's, Goodbye's And Lots Of Smiles in Vietnam September 25th 2006 Well it's been quite a month in Viet Nam (well, short of a month by 5 days and can't quite believe where the time has gone!). I've spent some time relaxing in Hanoi (it is possible, once you get used to the thousands of motorbikes and cyclo drivers all trying to give you a lift/run you over), chilling at the beach, trekking in the northern highlands visiting tribal villages and getting some cloth ... 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
In 2007 I fulfilled a life-long dream by travelling overland from England to Australia without taking a single flight.
Travelling allows me to indulge in my passion of photography and so far I've been lucky enough to win photography competitions in the Daily Telegraph and Guardian newspapers. I have also been short-listed in The Times travel photography competition and I have had an image included on the National Geographic Daily Dozen website. This blog was recently recommended by the Lonely Planet in their column in the Observer newspaper. I have now set up a website to showcase my fav... full info