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Saigon Photo 10

Saigon

January 14th 2010
Saigon As we approached the city from the outskirts our first impressions were not favourable: the place looked like a building site. The traffic swirled around us as we drew nearer to the centre and even though the chaos of scaffolding was subsiding the noise of the bustling, often narrowing streets increased. Welcome to Saigon. The bus dropped us off outside the main Sinh Cafe office and w ... read more
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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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