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Hoan Kiem Lake  

Hoan Kiem Lake

Hanoi - China on Steroids

February 2nd 2008
Arrival of the Clueless To get from Nanning to Hanoi, Vietnam, it's possible to take the train, the bus, or a combination of both. Not wanting to spent time haggling for Vietnamese money and ongoing tickets at the border; I booked a bus ticket that covered the whole distance. This even included transportation from border checkpoint to checkpoint in golf carts :-) This bus on the Vietname ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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