Joe and Linh sing a duet at Karaoke on Saturday night in Lang Son. Karaoke is huge in Vietnam! This was our first time in a karaoke club. We sat on comfortable couches in a private room, and our hosts ordered trays of snacks, beer and rice wine. One point of local culture - Linh told us we had to go back to her sister's house early or else we might be stopped by the police and get in trouble because foreigners aren't supposed to stay in the homes of locals.
Post #14: Xin Chao Vietnam - We love you! February 7th 2010 With tears in our eyes and heaviness in our hearts, Joe and I said our last xin chao on January 28th as we left Hanoi on a 20-hour sleeping bus headed for Vientiane - the capital of Laos. We were both very surprised by how difficult it was to say goodbye to Vietnam when just eight short months ago, we were terrified to enter the country! Each teary goodbye we said made us realize just how much ... 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