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Halong Bay

Gemma on the deck of our boat
Halong Bay

August 5th 2009
Halong Bay in Northeast Vietnam was without a doubt the highlight of our trip so far. We organised a two night tour of the bay from our base in Hanoi and were collected from our hotel early the day after we arrived in Hanoi. It was a three hour drive to Halong Bay where we boarded our boat and were immediately treated to a big lunch before settling into our room on board our junk boat, we would sp ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast

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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