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Motor Scooter shot

We rented a scooter to see the island and small villages that make it up. Here we stopped at a cave that was used to hide locals during many Indo-China conflicts.
Cruisin' around Cat Ba Island

November 22nd 2005
We decided to pass on the much used tour package to Cat Ba Island and chose instead to do it ourselves. In the morning, we jumped on cyclos (bike cabs) for the ride to train station. It was a bit unearvy being in traffic on highways with trucks and cars while sitting on a chair being pushed by a bicycle. We caught the local train for 2.5 hours to HaiPhong during which I spent an hour practicing ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay

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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