Happy birthday uncle Ho! May 20th 2006 What would have come to my mind if someone had mentioned Vietnam before my arrival in Hanoi? The war, conical hats, Communism, and maybe Robin Williams shouting "Good Morning, Vietnam" in the rather bad film of the same name. Perhaps this provided me with the right frame of mind to truly come to appreciate this place: few expectations...
We arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday after flying from Kual ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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
Welcome to my blog. On this site you can read about my April-July 2006 round-the-world trip, and about several trips I took while I lived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea between 2007 and 2010.
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