The Little Sapa June 16th 2008 We arrived into the Northern capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, on the 5th June. The city is extremely noisy and busy - it appears that you don't need breaks when you have a perfectly working horn!
Our hotel was situated in the centre of the old city, where each street is decorated with its own specialty products. We spent a few days avoiding the motorbikes, visiting a few war museums, water puppet sh ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa 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