Day 362 - A crawl of the bars of 5 star hotels June 29th 2007 Today meant we went on one of our last guided tours of our year away. This we did in the exact way we have liked all along - privately.
We drove the 70km out of Saigon to Cu Chi, which is home to a labyrinth of tunnels that the locals have developed since the French resistance and grew with avengence in the Vietnam war. The tunnels played a major part in the survival of the guerillas and prolo ... 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