Hanoi July 17th 2018 If you visit North Vietnam, it's hard not to use Hanoi as as base. Luckily, the Old Quarter alone has plenty to see.
The streets are pretty crowded with motorbikes but it isn't too hard to walk around. I had been in India before this though, so it's all relative. When you walk into a street and a motorbike is coming, they don't speed up, blare on the horn, ride directly at you, and swerve at ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi 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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