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Group shot atop the Mekong ferry  
   

Group shot atop the Mekong ferry

RollinÂ’ on the River

January 13th 2013
Geo: 10.71, 105.11DAY ELEVEN (1/13/13) — Mekong Delta After breakfast and checkout, our bus takes us southwest out of Saigon and into the countryside. There is a major new highway (hooray!) and on both sides there are oodles of rice paddies. Many contain mausoleums right smack dab in the middle of the fields, where families bury their loved ones. Vietnam was the #1 exporter of ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » An Giang » Chau Doc

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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