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Scene outside the Citadel in January of 1968
The Hue' It Was

December 25th 2008
The bus we took to Hue is what is known as a VIP Sleeper Bus. It’s a double-decker with fully reclining seats equipped with little woolen blankets and airline sized pillows. We caught the bus outside of Hoa’s place on the main northbound road. The driver made us take our shoes off before we boarded. Inside it felt like you had walked in on a teen slumber party. This particular bus had beg ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué

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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