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Floating market, Mekong Delta
From Big City to Big Delta in Southern Vietnam

January 27th 2009
Greetings & happy year of the buffalo! We are holed up in Hanoi for a few days while Vietnam essentially shuts down for Tet New Years celebrations--seemed like a good time to blog about our week in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the Mekong Delta. We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City via bus from Cambodia. The ride was uneventful except for (1) the pronounced change in scenery that occurred immedi ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » An Giang » Chau Doc

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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