Resort life Vietnamese style June 16th 2009 I wasn't initially impressed by the island. This may have had something to do with the fact that it was pouring rain after our time in Halong Bay. With nothing to do in the morning when our hike got cancelled, we spent time drinking Vietnamese iced coffees, eating lychees and deflecting crude pickup lines from self-purported Vietnamese playboys.
Thankfully the weather cleared up and I got to ... 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
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