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Deltas, Islands and Fields

February 18th 2010
We spent our last day on the Mekong Delta in Can Tho. What a pleasant surprise. We'd never heard of it and therefor we had no preconceptions of what it would be like. It was a very pretty city especially since it was all decked out for Tet. The people were friendly, the beer cold and the snake tender. What more could you ask. After driving back to HCMC we flew out to Phu Quoc Island for a bit of r ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta

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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