Sa Pa / Muong Hoa Valley July 17th 2018 1. The New Highway
The sleeper bus departed Hanoi at 7AM. I was inch or two 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.
Out the window were endless plains of rice fields, many punctuated with roadside tombstones and shrines.
We arrived a little after noon. A dozen or so guides - a ... 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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