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Ha Long Bay  

Ha Long Bay

Hanoi and Ha Long bay

October 12th 2008
Hanoi the capital of Vietnam, a very busy, noisy city - some call it Hanoise and I can see/hear their point. Having arrived in Hanoi early from the train we had an orientation walk and a breakfast stop (too early to book into the hotel) First impression were good. A lovely central lake with the obligatory pensioners exercising around it. Lots of cafes (French influence again). We had a lovely Viet ... 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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