Welcome to Cat Ba Island September 16th 2011 It's hard to describe Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba Island with words, I think the pictures say more than I ever could. The beauty is immense and never ending, we really feel like we've stepped into a tropical paradise and we never want to leave.
We traveled from Hanoi by bus to Ha Long Bay where we transferred to a boat and began making our way through 1000's of limestone islands jutting ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island 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
Hello! We are Joel and Whitney LaBahn. We've quit our jobs and left our home in Seattle to travel South East Asia and gain some world experience. We hope to update our travel blog on a regular basis with photos and stories about our journey to show friends and family. We also hope to include travel tips and advice so others visiting the same area can learn from our experience. Thank you for sharing this journey with us!... full info