Same Same...But Different January 21st 2007 Arriving in Vietnam was probably my first real culture shock. Just driving from the train station to the hotel in Hanoi was a labyrinth of motorbikes, bicycles, women balancing baskets on their heads, and non-stop action on every corner. Vietnam's tours are developed just the same as many countries but it's still 'different.'
We first set off on a 3-day boat journey in Halong Bay; driving to ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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
Your life is what you make of it...never did I think, I would be where I am now!!
After my undergrad, I went to Australia on a work program traveling throughout the country and to New Zealand and Fiji. I learned a lot about myself and what lies beyond the USA. Coming back to USA, I worked and had an opportunity to study my Masters in England. On the way there I traveled with my boyfriend, Joe, stopping off at Iceland, Scotland and over to meet Joe's family in Ireland. I continued my studies in Bournemouth, England and had an amazing time. Once I handed in my thesis, Joe and I traveled on... full info