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It is possible to get trench foot whilst wearing flip flops

September 8th 2012
This is what I learnt whilst walking around Hanoi in a downpour. When it rains here it really can rain, a bit like the UK but it's still humid and warm. I was determind that I would continue with my sightseeing, slipping about here and there in my soggy flip flops. I had helpfully left my umbrella at home. Initially I thought, it's ok, I'm British, I can handle this. Then I relented an ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag 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
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