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Firing an AK-47 at Cu Chi  
   

Firing an AK-47 at Cu Chi

A slightly tacky tourist trap, but I just had to do it!
Playing chicken with the traffic in Saigon

May 11th 2007
Leaving the real land of smiles Before heading into Vietnam, we had to contend with one last, early morning tug of war at Phnom Penh bus station (we were the rope). No matter, the same rucksacks that hindered our progress to the public bus, as Tuk Tuk drivers and various vendors tugged in demand of our dollars, made useful battering rams where several smiling "No thank you"s clearly were n ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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