Sinh October 12th 2006
I will finally try to update you in installments on my most recent trip to Vietnam. I do hope that you have been able to understand that this last trip was my biggest to date (in terms of work load), and my long days (up at 5 a.m. and in bed at 12 p.m.!) left no time to sit at a computer and do any of these stories justice.
I really feel like there is a story every hour of every d ... 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
Karen Leonard has resided in Essendon, Australia, all of her life. For the past thirty years she has successfully run a small business in Essendon, The Karen Leonard Music School.
A dedicated traveler since the age of eighteen, Karen has visited many countries. In 2000 while backpacking through Vietnam, Karen met a young street kid and they had an instant connection. He introduced Karen to his world, his fellow street kid friends and their families. It wasn't long before Karen was supporting several street kids by encouraging them back to school and paying their education costs. After retu... full info