Halong Bay trip on a rather grey and misty day February 25th 2014 An early start as we were picked up outside hotel at 8am. Fortunately hotel breakfast hours are 6.30-9.30 so time for breakfast first which is good as like to start the day with a plateful of lovely fresh tropical fruits.
A long drive in our small 20 seater coach. 4 hours in all though we stopped for almost an hour half way along for a leg stretch at a craft showroom – which we assumed was go ... 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