Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Dien Bien Phu

In the 1950s, the town was known not only for its famous opium traffic but more so for a fierce battle that would result in a major realignment of world geopolitics.

Vo Nguyen Giap's victory ended the United States-backed French involvement in Indochina and led to the accords which partitioned Vietnam into North and South.

Having a school that starts at 6am outside your hotel window guarantees an early rise....

....and then it poured with rain.