Mai Chau in a Bamboo Stilt House - By Nick April 9th 2010 The morning after arriving back in Hanoi from Halong bay, it was battlestations again for our trip to rural location Mai Chau, 150km southwest of Hanoi. We'd left Birgit in charge or organising this and she did a great job booking us down there in a 4WD vehicle complete with English-speaking guide and accommodation in the White Thai village area.
Things didn't start so well when the guide faile ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Hoa Binh » Mai Chau 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