Let the train take the strain December 11th 2007 Think I left you in Dalat - a rather odd Vietnamese town that in parts could be any mountain holiday resort in Europe. It has a large man-made lake in the centre of town surrounded by carefully tended gardens and the odd colonial style villa or hotel. It was just getting ready for a flower festival while we were there.
It was also rather kitsch - there was an eiffel tower shaped communication tow ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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