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Ho Chi Minh - Incense sticks in front of a pagoda

Different but same

January 30th 2008
It feels like I am zapping on the television. One moment I'm in India, then in Singapore, and suddenly I find myself surrounded by Vietnamese. All very different places. Yesterday morning, I even woke up not being sure whether I was still in India or in Vietnam. I landed here without doing any research on the country. Didn't even have a Vietnam "bible" yet. But that one is easy: they sell fake cop ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

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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