Touring Palace of South Vietnamese Government, Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City

Lucia wrote her mother: "We walked through Saigon to the old Palace.  It has been kept in 1970's style with war rooms, old communication equipment, and state rooms.  Last night, because I'm so ignorant of a lot of that era, I spent time reading about the Diem brothers.  What kind of Catholics were they to... Continue Reading →


Reporting on Life, Death and Corruption in Southeast Asia

Thomas Fuller, NYT: "Watching the rise of Asia during my time here, I have wondered whether there can be continued prosperity without justice. Can societies so thoroughly riddled with corruption carry through with the remarkable economic advances made over recent decades? To see wrongdoing here, sometimes all you have to do is knock....What seems to be... Continue Reading →

Why Go to Vietnam?

"Vietnam is a nation going places. Fast. Its people are energetic, direct, sharp in commerce and resilient by nature. This is an outrageously fun country to explore, the locals love a laugh (and a drink) and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to socialise with them and hear their tales.The American War is over, and yet... Continue Reading →

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