Farewell to Vietnam! January 10th 2012 On November 18th, Aoife and I arrived in Hanoi with a very limited knowledge of Vietnam. After hearing stories from friends who had already made the trip to Vietnam, I expected the cities to be quite hectic, a much lower standard of living and based on one friend's account "rats as big as dogs". The one recurring theme was the friendly nature of the Vietnamese people.
After 19 days travelli ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1 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