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Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi  
   

Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi

The jewel of Hanoi's old quarter. At dawn, you will find dozens of people walking, running, playing badminton, and practicing Tai Chai around the lake.
The Rehumanization Tour: Phase II

August 14th 2009
Joe and I are happy to report that Phase I of the Rehumanization tour was a resounding success. In just under two months, we traveled the length of Vietnam - from Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta, and Phu Quoc Island in the south to Hanoi, Sapa and Halong Bay in the north (see forthcoming blogs for stories and pictures from Sapa and Halong Bay). In between, we pedaled across the rolling hills ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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