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Our Junk Boat on the Bay

Notes on Nam

January 31st 2010
Yesterday John and I took a very touristy trip to renowned Ha Long Bay. We had planned on spending several days there, but ended up only going for an afternoon for want of time. Tet, Vietnamese new year is February 14th and I plan on being out of the country by then. Tet is like our Christmas, more of family holiday than public celebration... and being in the country involves being stranded and ha ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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