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This is the border crossing in Lao Cai, between Vietnam and China, on opposite sides of the Red River.
Vietnam - Sapa - Rice Terraces, Hill Tribes & Trekking

June 1st 2013
Friday night was certainly not my best night for sleep. The overnight train from Hanoi to Sapa groaned, creaked and jolted it's way through the night, finally arriving in Lao Cai two hours late, at 7.30am. Lao Cai is the capital of Lao Cai Province and shares the border with the city of Hekou, in the Yunnan province of Southwest China. I had already paid for a private transfer to Sapa, about 32 ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Northwest » Lai Chau

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
5th June 2013

This is the bridge we walked across in January into China. Good memories...

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