Promises, promises! April 4th 2012 So what does this trip hold for me?
My Insight Guidebook tells me that the Vietnamese have a saying 'Vietnam is a country, not a war!' so it will be fascinating to see how this youthful population (over 2/3s of them are under 35 years old) choose to portray their country now.
Until experiences and promising itineries take over, I must cling to my book for guidance and it tells me the ... 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