If you haven’t heard of Ho Chi Minh before you visit Vietnam, checking out his embalmed corpse up close is probably the best way to get to know Uncle Ho. 843 more words
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When one of our friends declared late last year, shortly before leaving Hanoi that “the only thing she would miss about Hanoi was passion fruit juice”, she was set a challenge to come up with a list of 10 things she would miss. 523 more words
A French colonial style building, a Communist Party poster, and imported cars on a street in Hanoi demonstrate different stages of Vietnam’s history in the past two centuries—a French colony, then a communist state, and finally a member of the global economic system, although the Communist Party still holds political power.