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Roof top Bar @ The Rex Hotel

RETURN TO VIETNAM

April 12th 2011
We started hearing the wail of the ship's horn at 5am--so I knew we were getting close to beautiful HaLong Bay. Because of the rock formations which fill the Bay, the horn had a perfect echo. The little fishing skiffs were out in force and they definitely don't like to pull up their nets just so some fancy boat can pass unimpeded. We have been to this area of Vietnam five times but we still marv ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1

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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