20 Sep '12, 4am

#Sapa #Trekking #travel #Vietnam #Hanoi - our first day of trekking in Sapa

A number of Hmong people fought against the communist Pathet Lao during the Laotian Civil War. Hmong people were singled out for retribution when the Pathet Lao took over the Laotian government in 1975, and tens of thousands fled to Thailand seeking political asylum. Thousands of these refugees have resettled in Western countries since the late 1970s, mostly the United States but also in Australia, France, French Guiana, Canada, and South America. Others have been returned to Laos under United Nations-sponsored repatriation programs. Around 8,000 Hmong refugees remain in Thailand.

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starting the first day of trekking in Sapa .......

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A number of Hmong people fought against the communist Pathet Lao during the Laotian Civil War. Hmong people were singled o...

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Our train was to depart at about 9.00pm from Hanoi ..... so we went down to the reception desk and asked if they could org...

Today is National #POWMIA Recognition Day. Here...

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, Sept. 21. Each year, the President issues a proclamation asking Americans to r...