Tunnels and Tailors July 10th 2012 Since last writing I have been on a whirlwind tour south down the coast of Vietnam and am now in a rainy cafe in south Cambodia. I'll try and give a brief synopsis of each stop, the travels between (my birthday!) and a finish with the city formerly known as Saigon.
After leaving Hanoi, we caught an overnight train to the "homeland" of my guide Ky, the city of Hue. Hue is the old imperial ca ... 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
Teacher from Santa Cruz, CA who enjoys spending summers traveling. Sometimes just a backpack, other times with a group of 20 fired up middle schoolers.
Regions of the world explored include various parts of the Americas, Europe, and SE Asia. Sights are set on east Africa in the near future.
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