Travel Blogs from Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam

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Last stop Vietnam, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Last stop Vietnam

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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For most people Dien Bien Phu is merely an overnight stop on the way from Sapa to Laos as its 36km from the Laos border. However, as it actually has quite an interesting history itself, effectively being the site of the last battle in the war with the ...

Diem Ben Phuey, Diem Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Diem Ben Phuey

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... a farewell lunch and then it is time to say goodbye to Ma and Pa P, after a great time together, as they continue their travelling in Vietnam. We then make our way to a guesthouse opposite the bus station (the bus leaves at 5:30am) and get us a (not so ...

Rock Falls, where has the road gone?, Tuan Giao, Vietnam travel blog

Rock Falls, where has the road gone?

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... our previous nights stay in the rustic stilt house. Tuan Giao was a village built around a t-junction joining roads from Lao, Northern Vietnam and the road we had come along. It wasn't at all quaint and appeared to be another business hub with pho ...

damn you Dien Bien Phu!!, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

damn you Dien Bien Phu!!

A travel blog entry by siandcath

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... all, we made it, one bus headed the other way was stranded mid river...). We crossed the boarder that evening and arrived Dien Bien Phu about 9pm. Nobody speaks english in D.B.P....its a big enough joint but so far we have also struggled to find food! ...

Journey from Hell., Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Journey from Hell.

A travel blog entry by katiesue

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... it was decided that sleep was useless. I also lost my head rest (s0rry mum) and my hat (sorry me) :( We arrived in Dien Bien, got a hostel, explored...there is nothing here. A battle ground from the Vietnamese war... struggled to get food or drink, i ...

The Road to Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

The Road to Dien Bien Phu

A travel blog entry by carlstancil

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... the mountains on the rough, dusty road to where the French met their final defeat. It was the battle of Dien Bien Phu that helped the French decide to abandon their colonial aspirations. Unfortunately the U.S. decided to take their place. I stumble ...

breakdowns and border crossings, Tay Trang, Vietnam travel blog

breakdowns and border crossings

A travel blog entry by tommy_9c

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... holes and traffic created bunkers hampering any effort of achieving the pace we’d planned on setting, it’s only 36km’s from Dien Bien Phu to the Laos border but took us the best part of an hour. As I mentioned in the last post ...

Horrific bus journey, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Horrific bus journey

A travel blog entry by witek

They're making a new road from Sapa to DBP and it looks like it's gonna be pretty good, but at the moment it's absolutely horrific. Had to endure 10 very long hours on a 200% full chicken bus. ...

the one place in vietnam we didnt invade, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

the one place in vietnam we didnt invade

A travel blog entry by lkandmax

The French invaded, not us. We were her for a night...not much went down.  The people were nice and friendly, and acted like they had never seen white person before. We are now traveling with Irish and Israeli girls.  Loren hates the Israeli ...

Getting to the Border Tay Trang into Laos, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Getting to the Border Tay Trang into Laos

A travel blog entry by tommy_9c

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... ’s possible for a 200km drive to take over 10 hours, should prove for some interesting riding. We might spend a night in Dien Bien Phu which should only be an hour or two from here just so we can get some information about which direction to ride if ...

Welcome to 'Nam!, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Welcome to 'Nam!

A travel blog entry by lbraun

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... driving through small rivers, mountains and switchbacks with 200 tons of rice to the border town of Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam IS a long bus ride. I think the bus actually went above 15km/hour at one point, which was an ...

Lai Chau to Dien Bien Phu, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Lai Chau to Dien Bien Phu

A travel blog entry by prilae

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... certain kick to it...kind of a cross between vodka and sake. Only a few more K to Dien Bien Phu. Something you noticed whilst travelling through Vietnam was that where you would normally see advertising hoardings you see larger than life Communist ...

Dien Bien Phu into Laos, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Dien Bien Phu into Laos

A travel blog entry by mono_mundial

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... visa at the border, which is not always possible. Its pretty easy to see how the French got burned at Dien Bien Phu. It is the most remote area of Vietnam with a small area of flat plain surrounded by mountains. On the plane and in the airport I hum ...

Journey to Dien Bien Phu from SaPa, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Journey to Dien Bien Phu from SaPa

A travel blog entry by kateandlindsay

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... to Dien Bien Phu about 6pm, we were quite tired and very hungry as the eggs and nuts hadn’t sustained us very well. Dien Bien Phu is not very touristy, as this was not the typical route most take to get to Laos from Vietnam, so therefore there were ...

Dien Bien Phu + En Route From Hanoi, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Dien Bien Phu + En Route From Hanoi

A travel blog entry by tomandlizzie

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... Dien Bien Phu at 6.30pm, a 12 hour journey as opposed to the 16 hours advertised. It was still light when we arrived into Dien Bien Phu. We booked our tickets to Laos for the next day and checked into a cheap hostel opposite the bus station. Had a walk ...

Day 8 - Fucking mindblowing scenery!, Tuần Giáo, Vietnam travel blog

Day 8 - Fucking mindblowing scenery!

A travel blog entry by cyclingvietnam

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Lähettiin Thuan Chausta aamu kahdeksalta ajelee kohti Tuan Giaoa. Matkaa oli edessä sellaset 50 kilometriä, joista kolmekymmentä pelkkää nousua + 10 kilsaa HC nousua. Aurinko porotti ja alkumatka sujui suht mukavasti. Kevyttä ylämäkeä ajellessa ...

War sites and museums (again...), Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

War sites and museums (again...)

A travel blog entry by moki_travels

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... . Well, I know now that they are o.k. - I mean, I've seen worse, so don't tell me these roads are bad. Dien Bien Phu is a site of a famous battle for Vietnamese liberation in 1954, after which the French army surrendered to Ho Chi Minh on the 6th May in ...

More culture shock, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

More culture shock

A travel blog entry by nevgftn

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... scheme is completed in about 5 years time. The existing one was built by the Chinese and Russians so as to ferry suppliesfrom Lai Cai to Dien Bien Pho in the war against the French. We reach Moung Lay and check into the Lan Anh Hotel.   It must have ...

Ole tus huevos, Dien Bien Phu!, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Ole tus huevos, Dien Bien Phu!

A travel blog entry by javiole2

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Hemos llegado a Dien Bien y la gente es muy simpatica y agradable. La mejor gente que hemos conocido hasta ahora son los Vietnamitas, vale la pena venir aqui solo por el trato que se tiene con ellos. Chapeau! Por lo demas esta pequena ciudad cerca de ...

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 15 Janvier 2008, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 15 Janvier 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

... de la defaite francaise, il n'y a pas grand-chose a faire ici... Alors c'est ce qu'on a fait : le musee de Dien Bien Phu (pas tres riche, decevant), la colline A1 et ses tranchees, le cimetiere des soldats vietnamiens...etc. On s'est balades dans les ...

A day to remember for a very long time, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

A day to remember for a very long time

A travel blog entry by paul_karen

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Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and Tokyo, all great cities but none of them will be remembered as much as Dien Bien Phu!!!  Where I hear you ask? The question is not where but why!!! I will tell you why. It's the place where I finally witnessed my beloved ...

Battles and brothels, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Battles and brothels

A travel blog entry by tommix

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Here we are then, Dien Bien Phu. Part of collective memory in Vietnam and maybe also France, although they'd rather forget. Again ripped off in the bus from Lai Chai to DBP. But this time we got our money back after bargaining. No we don't pay for our ...

Show me the way to get to Laos, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Show me the way to get to Laos

A travel blog entry by lionelrishi

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Dien Bien Phu is a very pleasant border crossing town to arrive at. It's fairly large with a small population, making for a very calm and relaxing stop over at the end of a hectic, chaos infused traverse across Vietnam via public transport. The main ...

Decisons, Boats, Buses and Border Towns, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Decisons, Boats, Buses and Border Towns

A travel blog entry by fatsomoo

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25-27/10/2011 Trip from Luang Prabang to Dien Bien Phu. Decision making seems to be one of our hardest tasks at the moment; where shall we go, what shall we do, how shall we get there. It is like opening  the menu in a restaurant and having to choose ...

Take it easy, Diện Biên Phủ, Vietnam travel blog

Take it easy

A travel blog entry by wilkingsworld

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... found a new cable, and installed it. We turned off Hwy 6 and onto Hwy279 and set off for the last 80km to Dien Bien Phu. The road stayed perfect, infact, it was better than perfect, it was an immaculate piece of engineering and road building. Traffic ...

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 17 Janvier 2008, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 17 Janvier 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

... est tellement mieux au cybercafe pour ecrire, plutot que d'errer sans but dehors alors qu'il fait pas beau ! Le Vietnamien de Dien Bien Phu ne travaille pas... On est arrive a 8h ce matin. Un groupe de 10 d'environ la trentaine bien tassee a debarque ...

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 16 Janvier 2008, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Dien Bien Phu, Nord-Ouest Vietnam, 16 Janvier 2008

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

Apres 'Ninh Binh, la ville des tares', il y a 'Dien Bien Phu, la ville ou on se fait chier'... C'est la premiere fois que ca m'arrive au Vietnam et ca me terrasse. On a fait le tour de la ville et de ses environs en 1 jour et demi, et ca fait le 3e ...

BILAN VIETNAM + PHOTOS, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

BILAN VIETNAM + PHOTOS

A travel blog entry by lucie.vuong

... au Vietnam. Si vous pouvez, retirez a l'Agribank, ils ne prennent pas de frais. Sante Alors c'est bien simple, vous ne risquez quasiment rien au Vietnam. Et je n'ai pas forcement les intestins et estomac plus accroches que quelqu'un d'autre. ...

Border Town, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Border Town

A travel blog entry by jbilocca

... the price.   In less than half an hour the bus conductor called us to get on the bus for another 4 hour trip to Dien Bien Phu.  Luckily for us he did not share the same death wish of the previous driver and we enjoyed some of the scenic ...

Chain's off, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam travel blog

Chain's off

A travel blog entry by wallsy

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... 're on the road! The hardest bit was remembering which nut went where! There weren't too many left over... We made it to Dien Bien Phu reasonably early, despite the 'delay'. After some grub I went 'sight-seeing'. The Frogs used to run Vietnam, and this is ...

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