Junk Cruise from Cat Ba Island Etc. February 18th 2009 Leaving hotel at the crack of 6:00 am (on Feb. 16) proved to be a challenge. But we made it with minutes to spare. To give you an idea of our morning the headline in the paper read: Government Inspectors Get Hard on Prostitution, Vow Stiff Fines. And off we went, laughing all the way in the dark.
Even though Mr. Tung sent a large comfortable van, we filled it to the brim with our luggage. Aft ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island 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