Indochina 2012 (Vietnam and Cambodia) - Part 4 June 25th 2012 Northern Vietnam is a rich repository of history and tradition, blessed with great natural grandeur, ranging from the high mountains of the west to the magical karst islands rising from Halong Bay in the east. The latter is my destination on this Sunday morning. I am leaving Hanoi through its bustling and noisy streets and taking one of the major highways out of the capital city. However, the high ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay 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
My name is Yves The Explorer and I have a passion for travel. I have been on each continent and have visited many many countries. I love exploring new sites and learning about new cultures. For my next trip, I have decided to write a blog (if I don't get too lazy) and tell you about my fantastic adventures in Southeast Asia, mainly Vietnam and Cambodia. So enjoy my blog and feel free to comment. Cheers!
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