Ha Long Bay: Islands in the Clouds February 7th 2011 Ha Long Bay - Boat Rides and New Friends
I'm on a bus, driving down the 'highway' back to Hanoi, after having spent the last 24 hours on a beautiful boat, cruizing around the jaw-dropping UNESCO world heritage site, Ha Long Bay.
The trip started out uneventfully, a mini-bus came to pick Trung and I up at 8:30am yesterday morning. Its a 3 hour drive to the coast and Ha Long City, and we stopp ... 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
The last few months of travel have been beautiful, frustrating, exhilarating, funny and generally the time of my life. A man once said that time slows down while you travel. That has been true of my time on the road. It feels like years ago I was packing and saying goodbye to my friends in Ottawa, Canada.
After seeing such a small part of the Earth and her cultures and religions I've come to a few general realizations. First and foremost is that despite our differences, the human race is largely the same. People are shockingly similar around the world and share the same hopes and dreams. It... full info