Good morning Vietnam May 1st 2012 We've been in Vietnam for 5 days now - a couple of days in Hanoi and a side trip south to Cuc Phuong National Park and Ninh Binh. Hanoi is a great city - busy, noisy with lots of tooting motorbikes.
Our highlights of Hanoi so far have been:
Enjoying sampling the local street food in the Old Quarter. My favourite is the pate rolls and Tom is a sucker for anything sweet. He got caught out ... 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