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]
Date: January 20th 2009
This blog may seem a bit disjointed and doesn't really follow any chronological order...it's just a few snapshots from our last few weeks in our new home...
House-warming the flatAs we pointed out in a previous blog - with pictures - we moved into 1 bedroom flat in Haiphong just before Christmas. Once the festive season (as much as there was of one in Vietnam..!) had subsided, we d ... read more