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Hekou feeling  

Hekou feeling

Taking a Raintrek

October 6th 2007
I arrived in Vietnam on Wednesday, having crossed over from the (really cute!) Chinese border town of Hekou. From Lao Cai on the Vietnamese side I caught a van headed to Sapa where I found myself a simple room for 6 USD overlooking the nearby mountains and valley and booked myself onto a three-day trek to see some minority villages and occupy my time. My main reason for being here was to see the ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa

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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