Hospitalised in Hanoi, and moving on south... June 5th 2011 We made it! Our plan was to head east till we got to SE Asia and then just relax. Wander around from country to country for as long as visas would allow, just enjoying being on the road. With nothing particular to see we could enjoy being as a family with no work commitments keeping us apart.
Sadly our arrival into Vietnam wasn't quite as relaxing as we'd have hoped. Faye felt that som ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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
So... It's been six years since we got back from our big family travels. A lot can happen in six years and the kids are growing at a pace that's completely overwhelming.
We have 'settled' back into life in the UK, which for all its problems is an amazing country and we love it here. We've got back on track with our careers and the kids are progressing well with their schooling.
As for travel, thankfully we still haven't stopped. Over the last few years we've been to a few more places in Europe, spent many weeks in Thailand and Malaysia, celebrated our 10 yea... full info