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Sapa

View from our trek in Sapa
Hanoi and Sapa, the Northern corner of Vietnam

August 7th 2009
Our last week in Vietnam was spent between Sapa and Hanoi. Before getting the overnight train up to Sapa we went to the water puppets show in Hanoi which was excellent, it is an ancient technique for puppetry that has been used by rice farmers for about 1000 years but has only been known outside Vietnam since 1969. At first we were trying to figure out how they did it but 10 minutes in we were jus ... read more
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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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