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Mekong delta - crossing the Mekong river  
   

Mekong delta - crossing the Mekong river

First impressions of Vietnam

July 12th 2014
While preparing for our journey around the world and thinking about where to go, Vietnam popped out as one of the countries we both were very interested in. We both love Vietnamese food, and we pictured green rice paddies, peasants with conical hats and junks (the boat, not trash) slowly drifting along the mighty Mekong. Therefore we have reserved our last month of our journey for exploring this c ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1

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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