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The Scoop From Northern Vietnam

February 16th 2009
Greetings!  Here's the rundown on our time in Hanoi and Northern Vietnam, before we crossed the border into southwestern China late last week.   When we arrived in Hanoi, the city was immersed in Tet New Year preparations.  We spent most of our time in Old Town, where traffic in the already narrow, scooter-choked alleys was regularly brought to a standstill by Tet shoppers cruising the storef ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa

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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