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Pirate Attack

March 26th 2008
The train arrived in Hanoi at 5am so we ended up getting an inconveniently expensive taxi from outside the station which took us conveniently the long way around to a really inconveniently expensive hotel. When it was light we wondered around the edge of Hoan Kiem lake watching the locals participate in group sessions of Tai Chi. The only sight open was the Den Ngoc Son temple so we went inside ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island

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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