We'll Miss Saigon! October 15th 2014 Another 7 hour coach trip which included a ferry crossing of the Mekong got us to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The border crossing and entry was pretty straightforward, much assisted by having the visa stuck in the passport already; well worth the trip up to London and the Vietnamese embassy.
We've felt more relaxed here, even though we have been on the speed setting in terms of sightseeing. Most ... 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
We spend summers and winters working seasonal jobs, mostly in beautiful mountainous locations. October and November is our family/friend/holiday time. We aim to undertake at least one adventurous trip in the time.... full info