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Party Time: Tet and On-line Wedding

February 9th 2008
Tet in Hanoi One of the reasons for going to Hanoi this time of year was Tet: the Vietnamese New Year. The streets where quieter during the holiday, but also much more colourful. Flowers where sold everywhere, there where special celebrations at temples, and on the streets two types of trees where sold: a peach tree about to blossom and a Mandarin orange tree. The peach and the apricot b ... 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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