Con Island January 28th 2007 Con Dao is an archipeligo of 16 islands 230 km south of HCM. I had gone to Con Dao because it has reputedly the best diving in Vietnam. What I didn't know is that it also has a windy season. The windy season runs from October to January and the diving outfit closes down until mid-March. So no diving.
The main island is very beautiful though. The other islands look very beautiful as well, though t ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ba Ria - Vung Tau » Con Dao 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