Hanoi April 4th 2008 To day we really start to explore this city with a long walk.
First stop after breakfast is the tomb of Ho Chi Minh. I can say that in some way we are lucky - he is not on display today. Jim is not into looking at dead people but Ian would have made him if he were.
We continue to wander past the Presidential Palace (no photos allowed with guards to enforce) and into the Botanic Gardens. Ve ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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