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'Liberation' of the Reunification Palace in 1975 (aka the communists winning the war)  
   

'Liberation' of the Reunification Palace in 1975 (aka the communists winning the war)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 18th 2008
The past five days in this chaotic city has been stimulus overload! Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC or Saigon) is Vietnam's largest city and by large I mean INSANELY large! There are so many ppl and so many motorbikes, it's enough to make your head spin. Eghad! Tory & I arrived here from Mui Ne and checked into a super nice hotel ($16/night! eep! that's the most we've ever paid for a room) w/ air-con, t ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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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