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Dragon boat

Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hue

March 4th 2012
Hello all, So we arrived in Vietnam safe and sound. What a difference from the Phillipines!! The weather in Hanoi was terrible, very cold and grey. We were really not prepared for that type of weather after having spent the last 7 weeks in vests and shorts! Locals were dressed for winter so we layered up what clothes we had and went exploring. First impressions were good although the traffic w ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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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