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Hanoi

July 11th 2007
Well we returned from our lovely Halong Bay boat trip back to the insanity of Hanoi. But I think the few days of relaxation relieved me a bit of my bad mood, and I took a more Zen/bemused take on Hanoi. The traffic and horn honking still got to me a bit, but not nearly so much. And amazingly, no one hit me (for once)! I think Hue was just particularly bad, and that is what did me in. These last f ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag 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
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