Day 18 in Saigon - Cu chi tunnels, President's palace, Notre Dame and the Market March 12th 2012 Our last full day in Vietnam was pretty packed with a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, and an afternoon of visiting the historical monuments around Saigon (including the President's palace, War museum, Vietnamese version of the Notre Dame cathedral and the Post office building), ending with some souvenir shopping in the central Market.
The Cu Chi tunnels were definitely one of the highlights o ... 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
We are management consultants from San Francisco. We travel a whole lot for work, but that is nowhere near as much fun as traveling together to countries we have always wanted to visit.
We embarked on a 3 month trip around the Asia Pacific in 2012, and used this blog to post pictures and (some) comments for friends and family that want to follow our travels, including our 2-3 week trip around India in an auto-rickshaw!
Nearly a year from our 3 month trip, we have again hit the road for a "de-toxing" trip into the mountains and valleys of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile...... full info