Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Hue - 2012 May 14th 2012 Saigon
Liam arrived in Saigon and we stayed 3 nights and got accustomed to the traffic, touts, tooting and the heat. Liam visited the Chi tunnels by speed boat and we all walked around the War Museum and Independence Palace in the 35 degree heat. It was very hot and humidity high; even the locals were fanning themselves, especially the men (some with pretty red lacy fans). We carried fac ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué 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 love backpacking around SE Asia. We blog to keep interested family and friends up to date with our travels, but also to give travelers an idea of local costs.
2007: We traveled for 6 months through Vietnam, Thailand, India, Cambodia and Laos.
2012: We traveled for 6 months through Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
2015: We are going to travel for six months through Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Thailand and not sure yet
Language was never a problem, we never felt unsafe and we never had anything stolen. We would do it again in a flash and definitely recomme... full info