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Twenty Vietnamese songs on war and refugees

Bài lời Việt theo sau bài tiếng Anh. Hai bài hao hao nội dung nhưng không giống hẳn. The Vietnamese portion follows the English. I cater each language to different readers and they aren’t entirely the same. 1,009 more words

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Vung Tau to Di Linh: 259 kms

Posted Motocyclo: State of the Road 21-11-2011 ; ridden Wednesday, 16 November 2011

QL 51 Vung Tau to Ba Ria. This road is in excellent condition and pretty dull. 274 more words


Starting point for a literary history of Vietnamese in the U.S.

What did the first waves of Vietnamese refugees in America think about themselves? What was their mindset regarding their place in the world?  Is it possible to write a coherent literary history of their experience? 1,997 more words

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Mango Cruise

The Mango Cruise with our guide Thanh was one of the highlights of our trip to date.  He was a very personable, knowledgeable guide, with a wicked sense of humour, and our day in his company was both entertaining and informative.   375 more words


South Vietnam - Saigon, chaos of traffic, capitalism, the Mekong Delta - 6 days July 2015

On our arrival I was OVER the noise, traffic mayhem, side stepping broken pavements, skirting around motorbikes or stalls on the pavement, facing the oncoming havoc of vehicles, the smell of rotting garbage and the general madness of a city.  2,896 more words

Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is the longest in Asia.  Its source lies high on the Tibetan Plateau, and it makes its way through China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, before eventually entering the South China Sea in Vietnam at the Mekong Delta.   96 more words


War Remnants Museum and more

After brief visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, which is not particularly grand despite it being the largest church ever built in any of France’s colonies, and the beautifully restored General Post Office (designed by none other that the famous Mr Eiffel), we paid a longer visit to the War Remnants Museum. 248 more words