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Waterfall near Cat-Cat village.
Day 34: Worshipping False Idols

November 17th 2009
It's been an eventful day. We were awakened at 5am by a knocking on our cabin door; the train would be reaching Lao Cai, our destination, in about 15-20 minutes. Shortly after that a gaggle of young uniformed Vietnamese women walked through the corridor, "You want coffee? Or tea?". 10 minutes later, after we'd finished our beverages, they returned: "OH! Sorreee! You have to PAY for the coff ... 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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