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: November 7th 2009
So our last blog left us packing our bags and leaving for Saigon... I was really stressing as the typhoon has passed over but had left strong winds... I kept looking out at the trees blowing around and wondering how the hell a plane was going to cope! McKay must have repeated the "they want to crash LESS than you want to crash.. think of the bad publicity" speech to me at least 20 times!!