Vietnam : The American War ? November 4th 2017 In the late sixties I was living in Canada and knew several US citizens who had come to live in Canada to escape the draft. In the west we all knew this as the Vietnam War but i find here in Vietnam it is known as the American war. It may be a cliche to say that no one wins in a war and I am sure that holds true for all those on all sides who suffered terribly. My understanding is limited and the ... 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
Keeping this travel blog enables me to reflect and record my journeys as well as communicate with my family and friends.
I shouldn't be amazed me that complete strangers in this travel community will want to read about what I am up to as they are a great bunch of folk.
I have swapped my home and hospitality for many years now and always I have met such wonderful open, generous and friendly people. Travelling alone lots of the time I am never lonely ..there is always the travelblog to keep me company.
Planning for future trips and onwards now. Don't let the grass grow under you feet.
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