Life In Uncle Ho's Vietnam November 14th 2011 Once in a while, one should travel not for the sites but for the company. Not that Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) has none to offer by way of attractions and things to do. But the prospect of traveling with 4 ex-colleagues from the bank where I used to work is simply hard to resist. That career spanning all of my first 17 years since graduation from college marked a period teeming with many fond me ... 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
Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life!
I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. ... full info