We had joy, we had fun, we had bia's in Ha Noi. January 6th 2012 We arrived in Hanoi via train from Nanning two days ago. It's been an exceptional couple of days!
The train ride in was interesting. We lucked out off the bat by sharing our six berth hard sleeper compartment with Ondrej and Ning, a Czech chap and his Thai wife. It was nice to have some mates to share the trip with.
We boarded in Nanning at 6:30pm. At around 10:30pm we stopped in Pingxia ... 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