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Da Lat's Crazy House

The view from one of its balconies
Saigon and Southern Vietnam

June 15th 2012
Our first impressions of Vietnam were not favourable. We’d taken a by now customary six hour bus journey, this time from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). We arrived in mid-afternoon, in the pouring rain. When it pours in the tropics, it really does pour, like a million buckets of rain being emptied at once. Unfortunately, the Cambodian bus drivers could not tell us where precisely we ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast

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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