Citadel


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Published: May 21st 2008
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" 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.


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21st May 2008

Looking Good.
Looks like you guys are having a ball.! See ya when you get back! Rob.
1st June 2008

We need to get together when you guys get back! I want to hear about this trip!

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