The Dalat Dash November 23rd 2012 We have finally slowed the pace a little here in the French built mountain resort of Dalat. At 5000 feet above sea level the weather is cooler, around 24 C and sunny, so we are promenading around the lake and visiting the local sites in a more leisurely way. Earlier we spent each of14 nights in a different bed, not quite as risque as it sounds.
After a visit to Halong Bay, an area of outstandin ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands 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
Having secured a rental on our property from November 3rd we are escaping to the Southern hemisphere for 6 months. Matt is taking us and our back packs to Kate and Martyn's home in Nottingham for a family celebration inc fireworks! On November 6th we fly to Hanoi in Vietnam via a night in Bangkok. Iain and I planned this a couple of months back but only found tenants a couple of weeks ago so it's been manic, booking landlord insurance, travel ins, having innoculations against everything!! Now we feel a mixture of incredulity and excitement as the days rush by with visits to Indian Consulate in... full info