Cat Ba Island November 12th 2012 Our transportation to Cat Ba was simple yet complicated. Simple because we paid for one ticket that got us from our hotel in Hanoi to Cat Ba Town; complicated because it involved a number of modes of transportation. First we were taken by xe om (moto-taxi) to the bus station. It was about 7am so the traffic wasn't bad thank goodness. Next we hopped on a bus that took us to Haiphong. Haiphong w ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island 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 Tyler and Rebecca, and we are addicted to sunshine!
We also get lost A LOT, think there are few things in life better than "ocean hair", are Philadelphia Eagles fans (NFL), are obsessed with street food and hole-in-the wall restaurants and have just started to stoke our passion for travel!!
Originally from London, Ontario, Canada we recently completely an unbelievable backpacking trip through South-East Asia and China.
The early blogs on this site are very personal to Rebecca since the initial purpose for the blog was to keep in touch with home.
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