Vietnam December 18th 2006 Our first stop in Vietnam was Hanoi where we barely stop to soak up the culture before we were off on a three day boat trip from Halong bay.
The first day consisted of chilling out on the top deck of our boat soaking up the sun and taking in some of the amazing views along with going for a swim and getting to know our 'new friends' for the next 3 days. A game of Paper, Scissors, Stone would dec ... 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