The Socialist Republic of Vietnam June 17th 2012 Saigon, the city of mopeds, was of little note except for an exceedingly good bakery. We have to thank the French for teaching them how to make good bread. The main attraction here was the museum about the vietnam war. We fully expected it to come across as very one sided and essentially anti-american propaganda, and we were not dissapointed. It was extremely informative though and did give a ... 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
Time until I go home!
We've only been planning this trip for about 4 years, so nice to be finally heading off!
Jeppy has quit his job after really starting to climb the scrap metal promotion ladder, lets hope he can repay off the loan and not convince me to spend all the money we have left by October on world cup final tickets.
I've just finished my degree (2:1 for those that didn't know) and after a summer of work I'm definitely ready to relax in the setting of Christchurch, New Zealand come September 5th.
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