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Busy Streets  
   

Busy Streets

How this photo was taken without fewer than two dozen scooters in it is still beyond me, but as you can see the cool local hats and the way local street venders move with their wares.
Hanoi to Vientiane

February 7th 2007
Well, our time in Vietnam was drawing to a quick close but several important social events and a busy eating schedule kept me around in Hanoi a little longer. We arrived to celebrate Trevor's birthday (which I mentioned in my previous blog) and felt that it was a smashing success even though we couldn't find an open establishment after 12:30 or so and had to return home kind of early. Days later ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi

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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