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Finally Hanoi

December 14th 2009
The way to Hanoi, for me, was all but easy. Let us say that, it was an adventurous trip from Laos to Vietnam. I set off, by night, from the crowded Luang Prabang bus station. I remember that, at the time to get on the bus, the driver let the local people to jump on, first, and keeping the westerner to wait until the bus was full, even though I had my ticket with assigned seat number. A bit discrim ... 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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