" Vietnam is a series of contradictions- the government is...... The people are capitalists, free spirited, Buddhists , Catholics and friendly to foreigners." Nelson DeMille- "Up Country"
Today we toured the Citadel which was used by the Emperors. They offer a costume so you can pretend to be one for 5 minutes. We donned the elaborate costumes and a good laugh.
Later the Citadel was used in the Vietnam War and on display they have captured US, Soviet and Chinese tanks. I hoppedon top of one for the ultimate photo op.... how often do get on top of a tank? We met some cyclo drivers who showed us their letters and comments in their books from other tourists they seemed so pround of these belongings so I gave my cyclo driver a photo keycahain with pictures of NY and our house.
"Of all the things I've done before these are the things that make my life worth telling- http://faceofsouthafrica.wayn.com/
" I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list."- Susan Sontag
a long time ago to make travel a top prority in our lives. The first time we went to Europe we came back and said "I have changed, I am different now. And we thought it would never happen again.
Then we went to Turkey and we came back and we said we are different now, e have changed, and we can't believe it happened again.
The Back Door Philosophy
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