Why aren't you still in China?? March 8th 2009 Why aren’t you in China? 3rd - 7th March 2009
Let me just start by saying I didn’t imagine making it all the way to Vietnam to find myself sitting here, almost shivering with cold on the balcony of our cheap hotel! Northern Vietnam is cold right now!
Despite us eventually having no choice but to catch a 16 hour train ride which departed at 4am (hardly ideal!), both Caroli ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island 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