Same Same But Different! September 8th 2011 Hanoi to Nha Trang
A brief history of Vietnam....
Vietnam has been a completely different experience to China, even though it was in effect ruled by them for 1000 years before the Viet people took back their country in the 10th Century. The French colonised it in 1885 and managed to keep it up until the First World War. This short period of colonisation was a very significant one in ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City 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