Lanterns, camera, action... Hoi An April 6th 2012 Our adventure in Hoi An started early when our bus broke down about an hour south of Hue.
We waited out our rescue at a roadside cafe/local hangout where coffee and a game of cờ tướng (Vietnam) or xiangqi (China) were quickly introduced. Apparently this is popular game of strategy, something like Chinese chess. As strategy games are not really my thing I left it to 5 year old Sophie and ou ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An 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