Ninh Binh April 2nd 2012 Hospitality at the Mini Queen Hotel in Ninh Binh was excellent, the staff were friendly and helpful. The food, whilst not exciting, was good and reasonably priced. We even received a couple of free bananas and bottles of water, unheard of in the rest of Vietnam. As our bicycles failed to join us on the train we hired a motorcycle and it made a nice change. Our stay coincided with a three day natio ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast 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
We're a recently married couple off on an adventure. We've just finished a cycle tour through Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. Now we're backpacking through Japan, Borneo and New Zealand.
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