Streets of Hanoi December 6th 2011 Sorry for the delay on these...I've been busy.
Since we got a few extra days in Hanoi, I got to go around the city more and do some shopping and exploring. Myself and a few others went to the Old Quarters where most of the shopping is. The streets are organized in the sense that each street sells the same stuff - silk/fabrics, jewelry, etc. Being without a decent map (the hotel one ) and bei ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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