Same Same But Different March 18th 2007 Saigon seemed "same same but different" at our second visit. It's hard to point out why, but it was maybe not with the same excitement we came to Saigon this time. After a 14 hour bus journey from Sihanoukville in Cambodia (Hello Moto?), via Phnom Phen, we stepped on Saigon soil again.
Before our trip we had heard horror stories about tricky boarder crossings between Cambodia and Vietnam, with pe ... 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
An initial 10 min chat about a long weekend in New York quickly turned into a decision to do a full loop around the world. A month of frantic planning and booking tickets and we were on our way with an itinerary covering 10 countries, with at least one stop on each contitent, except Antarctis, over 4.5 months.... full info