Sa Pa / Muong Hoa Valley July 17th 2018 1. The New Highway
The sleeper bus left Hanoi at 7AM. I was a couple of inches too tall for the beds but it was still better than a regular bus. Tourists once preferred the overnight train, but the new highway to Sa Pa has changed things.
The plains were all rice fields, many dotted with tombstones and shrines.
We arrived a little after noon. A dozen or so guides, all women, waited outs ... 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
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