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Sunset view from my balcony  
   

Sunset view from my balcony

Tranquility and dishonesty around Halong Bay (Cat Ba Island, Vietnam)

November 6th 2008
(Day 216 on the road) It may sound harsh, but I have come to the conclusion that a lot of Vietnamese people (certainly those in the tourist industry) are not just opportunistic as I had previously thought, but plain dishonest. I have had so many bad experiences in the eleven days I spent on Cat Ba Island and heard of even more from other travellers that it is impossible to enjoy travelling ... 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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