Hello Hanoi November 13th 2009 Ladies Market bargain backpack crammed full of kit, one last trip to the post office to post my sixth and final parcel home and I was finally mentally and physically prepared for vacationing in Vietnam!
I arrived a little before 4pm at Hanoi Airport and boy, the contrast between Hong Kong and Hanoi was evident from touch down, but the third world vibe always gets me a little excited cause it oozes ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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