Hoi An December 18th 2011 Hoi An was by far my favourite place in all of Vietnam. I arrived after a 20 minute taxi to my hotel where they had swans on my bed. Hoi An is known to be a shopping mecca and did not disappoint. I was off as soon as I put my bags down (does that surprise anyone?!). I walked through the markets where the shop owners were by far the pushiest of any in Vietnam – I had a seamstress follow me up sta ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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
After 4 and a bit years of teaching Junior Schoool Music at The Cathedral School in Townsville, while also salsa/samba dancing and horse riding in my "spare" time, I have made the decision to send all of my belongings back home to the farm, (thanks Mum and Dad) and become "homeless" (cue Paul Simon music)!
My plan was to travel for 12 months through Europe, study fashion design and live in florence and work in Italy while learning the language. As any traveller knows, plans change...and so have mine, many times. I have done things I had never dreamt of, and a few things I had. I am now on... full info