My Last Day in Hanoi January 30th 2011 Exhausted, I slept late today. Knowing you have to check out by noon and that you're leaving town the same night causes two reactions:
1. Stay in the hostel room as long as possible. Because after noon, you've got no where to rest or enjoy peace and quiet.
2. Waste time. Sure, 5pm is hours away, but I know it's coming. So after I spend my morning holed up in my room, my afternoon is sp ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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
After years of aimlessly plugging away 9 to 5, and having people continuously ask me what I really want to do with my life (while offering some good and not so good suggestions), I've taken a bold step in this adventure called life, and I'm teaching English in Asia. I started out in Shenzhen, China, moved on to Guangzhou, then Bangkok, Thailand, and now the Malaysian peninsula. I also travel around Asia and enjoy sharing those stories as well.
This is not an undertaking for just anyone, as my friends assure me. I documented the ups and downs of my preparations a... full info