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The spires and statue of  Notre Dame Cathedral  

The spires and statue of Notre Dame Cathedral

Motorcycle mayhem in HCMC

November 22nd 2009
After a busy morning in Hoi An (mainly spent in tailor shops) we had a last lunch with Ros and Michael before heading back to Da Nang airport and our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. We had no real desire to visit this city but as we had decided to head into Cambodia via the Mekong River HCMC was on the way. It was busy - much busier than Hanoi - we had never seen as many motorbikes in one place befor ... 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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