Magnificent Halong Bay November 23rd 2006 We're now in Hanoi, in the north - the capital of Vietnam. Arrived to find the city obsessed with the Apec summit that just happened and as a result - all the hotels booked!
Hanoi is craaaazyyy, just like Saigon - motorbikes everywhere and streets which you risk life and limb every time you cross. Spent all of our first day researching and booking our 2 main trips up here in the north - to Halo ... 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