Cold but beautiful Cat Ba January 31st 2018 It took us about three hours to get to Cat Ba, an island near Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site. The weather was still grey and cold! We found a nice hotel, the Golden Holiday/An An for about £5 a night with very nice staff and generous breakfast included. We walked around Cat Ba town, where there is not much to do nor to see apart from hotels and restaurants. On the next day, we took a s ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast 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
Who are we? / Qui sommes-nous?
I'm Laurine and I’m in charge of the writing! When I was 20, I decided to leave my native country, France, to live in England where I met the man of my life (he’s in charge of taking pictures!). His name is Shaun, he's English and he's always wanted to live life on the edge! So, we started planning the trip of our lives, quit our jobs and bought backpacks. This blog is intended for family and friends (hence the use of both French and English). I do apologise if all articles are not available in English, but our dear friend Google Translate... full info