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The streets of Hanoi

Good morning Vietnam!

February 20th 2007
The first thing I noticed while debarking the plane in Vietnam was that the temperature was much more comfortable; the second was the military officers "greeting" us at the bottom of the stairs. Since we had carefully arranged or visa's in Bangkok, we didn't have too much trouble at customs. However, it was definitely the most tense and rigid customs crossing to date. No smile, no "welcome to V ... 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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