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Military de-fence

At least the spent bombs don't go to waste
Highs and lows on the trail of Uncle Ho

February 24th 2007
Happy New Year! According to the Vietnamese we have finally entered 2007 - appropriately for us, it's the Chinese Year of the Pig - and we're in Saigon to watch the last remnants of its new-year Tet festivities being cleared. The celebrations in Vietnam had all of the glassy-eyed derangement of NYE back home, but with a couple of key differences. The party goes on for five days here, as opposed to ... 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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