HCMC and the Mekong Delta February 12th 2010 After a short flight from Hoi An we arrived it HCMC aka Ho Chi Minh City aka Saigon. We decided to take a tour of the Mekong Delta which included the "floating market".
There were thousands of boats. Big ones, little ones, packed with everything from pineapples to pigs. Quite the show. The farmers were all there selling as much as they could 'cause Tet was less than a week away. Tet of course ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta 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