So Long Vietnam via the Mekong November 30th 2009 A quick fill up on a standard Vietnam backpackers free breakfast aka; bananas, baguettes and tea, and we headed for the tour company via the street backer (the giant choc chip peanut biscuits looked too irresistible not to be sampled) and joined a group of people all bound for a touristy day on the Mekong.
While anything is possible on your own, tour companies have been clever and they offer t ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » An Giang » Chau Doc 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