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old graffiti from french sailors in cave on desert island - vietnam

Old graffiti from french sailors in cave on desert island (Halong Bay, Vietnam)

Those graffiti were apparently made by sailors from the french war ship Georges Leygues in 1938.­ Most graffiti are dated January 28-29, (19)38 and have a reference to the Georges Leygues.­

Some graffiti are also dated March 2, 1930.­ The Vietnamese guide told us that this cave had been used by French soldiers as a prison (not sure if this is correct, but it is plausible).­

Check my other photos of this cave.

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.