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Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum  
   

Ho Chi Minhs Mausoleum

Normally you could go in here to see the great mans body..BUT it was shut as he does a 'weekend at Bernies' and goes on holiday to Russia for repairs in October.
Hanoi to Halong (and back again)

October 20th 2006
The thought of a 30 hour drive on a pre-war coach along unfinished roads and across another unorganised land border crossed my mind for only a minute before the decision to hop on a plane and be in Hanoi in 50 minutes was made. My fears of a bi-plane emerging from a rusty aircraft hanger also vanished as we arrived at a brand spanking new Vientiane airport (at least something there is finished) a ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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