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Workers in the rice fields

Workers in the rice fields with the Red river just in the background
Sapa to Hanoi via Lao Cai

April 1st 2008
The day again started early needing to be on a bus to Lao Cai at 7:30am. We walked where we were ushered onto a bus and waited for a few minutes. During the wait a cloud swept into town and the town square disappeared into the mist. Soon the rain started and we started our trip to Lao Cai. We wound down the mountains until we were dropped at the train station for our trip to Hanoi. ... 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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