Vietnam: Sapa February 21st 2010 Prior to the trip, my apprehension of the Sapa trip arose from the 8-9hr overnight train ride & trekking.
The train ride to Sapa turned out to be quite an uncomfortable experience because the upper bunk bed was just too close to the ceiling. The upper bunk on this train (SP4 to be specific) was definitely not meant for the claustrophobic, coz it was like a meter to the ceiling. Fortunately, on ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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