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Hanoi and Halong Bay

February 24th 2008
Hi all, Sorry to bombard you with blogs the last few days but we're almost up to date now!! Vietnam was the place I'd been really looking forward to seeing and its been great so far ( Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoi An and Hue) and although some of the locals don't seem to be as friendly (in Hanoi) as those in Thailand and Laos the cities and sights are superb. Hanoi old quarter was my favourite p ... 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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