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Vinh Long and Snoopy Nose

January 12th 2008
On to Vình Long and Snoopy Nose Vình Long is a robust town of 124,000 on one of the fingers of the Mekong as it breaks up before dumping in the ocean. It is a more modern looking city then most Vietnamese cities with wide streets, sidewalks that are tiled and more modern looking stores. It is served by the beautiful Vinh Long Bridge which I forgot to take a photo of. Just east of Vình Long ... read more
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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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