Life is Beautiful December 4th 2011 Sometimes our lives are changed by the people we meet, the places we go to, the things we do and the choices we make both good and bad. Sometimes those changes are temporary other times they leave a permanent mark and alter us forever.
Sapa is one of those times, those moments, those decisions where the people I met changed me forever.
I start my tour at the Kangaroo cafe in Hanoi with Max, ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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
In a nutshell; I am Jess, 27 years old, and left a wonderful teaching job in search of unemployment and volunteer opportunities across the other side of the world. Some say it's foolish, I was inclined to agree but these experiences altered me in ways I never imagined possible. I accomplished dreams, re-found lost passions, set up a charity in Sapa, taught in Cambodia, established a teaching course in Vietnam and published articles and photos for magazines and books.
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