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View of the mountains from our hotel room  
   

View of the mountains from our hotel room

When you climb 152 steps, you should get a good view!
Into the mountains

July 25th 2006
All I can say is thank goodness the Sapa area is beautiful because getting there sure wasn't fun. We were taking the overnight train for the 9 hour trip and after having good experiences on the Chinese overnight trains we were looking forward to it. Unfortunately our Chinese trains were in significantly better condition. Our compartment was seriously dirty (thank goodness for the sleep sacks, m ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lao Cai » Sapa

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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