Kicking Back in Sapa August 12th 2006 Goodbye China
Getting into Vietnam from China was smooth sailing 99% of the way. I stayed at the boarder town Hekou and all I needed to do was walk 200m into a new country.
"What can possibly go wrong??"
Well in my experience, pretty much anything.
This morning I was detained at the chinese checkpoint by Chinese Army officials!!
At the Chinese checkpoint my bags were s ... 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