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Ho Chi Minh City - Saigon

Travelling from Da Lat by sleeper bus – my last destination in Vietnam was Ho Chi Minh City – still as well known as Saigon. 243 more words

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Da Lat

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Nha Trang

Located in the south of Vietnam – Nha Trang is a popular destination for divers, sun lovers and tourists particularily looking for Russian companionship.

“If you would like to get to know some Russian people, you shall better go to Nha Trang or Mui Ne”, that is what I have heard from several fellow expats and travelmates. 399 more words

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A Brief Remark on this 43rd Anniversary of the Battle of Hoang Sa

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Hello All,

I don’t have too much time to chat. Here is a brief statement regarding this 43rd anniversary of the January 19, 1974 naval confrontation between us (South Vietnam) and the invaders (China). 210 more words

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With Gladness: Vietnam Conflict

There’s a lot of irony in that title, isn’t there? Gladness and joy usually aren’t the terms we associate with the Vietnam Conflict. Why did I even put a story with that setting in the… 898 more words

With Gladness

THE PLIGHT OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AFTER THE COMMUNIST CONQUEST OF SOUTH VIETNAM

THE PLIGHT OF THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE AFTER THE COMMUNIST CONQUEST OF SOUTH VIETNAM

It has been estimated that 65,000 South Vietnamese were executed by the communist North Vietnamese who took over the Republic of South Vietnam (RSV) on April 29, 1975. 863 more words

Sleepless in Saigon

We’d had a bit of a break from the crazy traffic and crowded streets of a big city since we left Hanoi, but all that was back with a bang as soon as we arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (or Saigon, as many people still call it). 811 more words

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