Northern Vietnam (Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay) April 11th 2009 After spending a few days in Ninh Binh it was time to move onwards and upwards to Hanoi. Leaving Ninh Binh was a much less stressful affair than it had been arriving with Hanoi only a one hour local bus ride away. On arrival in Hanoi we checked into what seemed like an OK room, unfortunately for us its seediness only became apparent after we had checked in and handed over our passports. The quilt ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa 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
I have just finished my undergrad science degree and am off travelling for 5 months around India and South East Asia. Here I will keep you up to date on my latest adventures and post my award winning travel photographs.
Look forward to seeing you all in 5 months,
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