Flights & First Landing February 20th 2018 Our 15 hour flight to Hong Kong was smooth, sleepy and uneventful. A short layover and a couple more hours saw us land in Saigon.
The Visa on Arrival process had blips. Our passport-sized pictures had been safely stowed in the suitcase, still unclaimed beyond the visa granting area. A few wrong choices of waiting lines had us return and recycle through a few. One plus was that the VOA documenta ... read more
Asia » Vietnam 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