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Hanoi, Vietnam

Woman vendor besides our hotel entrance in Hanoi.
Hanoi, a thousand year old city

December 24th 2014
As the title says, Hanoi the capital of Vietnam was established in 1010 under a different name. It had several name changes until 1831, when it was re-named 'Hanoi' by King Minh Mang. We were there in July 2010 when the city was preparing for the 1,000 year anniversary of its founding. In July 2010 while I was still stationed in Bangkok, we had a four day weekend, so we decided to travel to Han ... read more
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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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