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Sacred turtles hold the tablets of wisdom.
Back in Hanoi

November 26th 2005
The trip back to Hanoi from Cat Ba was very enjoyable (a cruise through Halong Bay and a minibus ride from Halong City to Hanoi) and we arrived in the city around 5pm. We walked the streets for about an hour in search of a suitable guesthouse and landed at the Mingh Vihn for $11 per night. We enjoyed a nice meal and a few beers before hitting the sack for the evening. I'm glad to be back in Han ... 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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