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Joe's Vietnamese Waitress

Same Same...But Different

January 21st 2007
Arriving in Vietnam was probably my first real culture shock. Just driving from the train station to the hotel in Hanoi was a labyrinth of motorbikes, bicycles, women balancing baskets on their heads, and non-stop action on every corner. Vietnam's tours are developed just the same as many countries but it's still 'different.' We first set off on a 3-day boat journey in Halong Bay; driving to ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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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