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We're Millionaires!

February 11th 2012
Did you know? In Vietnam, the exchange rate is 20,000 dong to the US dollar. A couple of days ago, Tom said, “I'm doing pretty well – I have a million and a half dong.” Then he did the conversion and found that he had $71. Oops – off to the ATM. More than once, we've caused consternation by handing a waiter or taxi driver 10,000 dong (50 cents) rather than 100,000 ($5). ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1

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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