Good vibe in Vietnam! November 25th 2011 After two buses and a border crossing (amazing scenery on the first few hours from the border) Aoife and I arrived in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. I've learned that it was the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam.
Our hotel, the Little Hanoi Hotel, was in a good location and they were extremely welcoming. They gave us coffee ... 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
So we have quit our jobs, packed our bags and are heading off on our travels! First stop China, then Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand and finally Australia! In the words of Mark Twain "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." ... full info