Danang, Hoi An and Hue: Ancient and Chill February 16th 2011 Our stay in Hoi An and Hue has been fantastic.
The flight from Hanoi to Danang airport in the centre of Vietnam was very smooth, save for some airport antics typical of Vietnamese travel. Nothing went as planned or announced. Check-in was a mass of people rushing the counter and our gate actually had another plane that was flying somewhere else parked at it so our Jetstar plane just taxied to a ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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