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Halong Bay

Vietnam

April 28th 2009
Any preconceived notions we had of Vietnam derived from not much more than the last page of our extensive Chinese delivery menu (they'll make you anything from anywhere in Asia and deliver it before you hang the phone up), a plethora of Hollywood war flicks, and the names of 58,000 good men etched into a wall of black granite in Washington D.C. The word "Vietnam" brought to mind not a country, bu ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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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