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January 27th 2006
I just finished a three day, two night cruise to Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island. It was fantastic!.
I'd heard a lot about Halong Bay, how it was the crown jewel of Vietnam etc, I don't know about that, its pretty touristy and absolutely everybody does it but it sure is cool. Halong Bay is a couple of hours northeast of Hanoi and has some 3,000 limestone cliffs sticking up over the blue-green wate ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay
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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