Chau Doc, Vietnam August 5th 2006 When we arrived at the border in Vietnam there were lots of kids that came to greet us many of them providing money changing facilities with massive wads of cash on them. I changed some of my dollars into Dong and played about with the kids for a bit. They all seemed pretty friendly and inquisitive and all wanted to give us a karate chop style massage!
After some quick refreshments we got back ... 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