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Hangin in Hue 17th Parallel

This is the bridge that crosses the Ben Hai river which served as the border between North and South Vietnam before and during the war. It was part of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone). Now there is a statue on the North Side (far in the distance of this photo) of a mother and child looking over the river waiting to be reunited with their husband/father.
Hangin in Hue

November 29th 2005
Well, I am back traveling on my own as Tamar headed back to Israel. I took the overnight bus to Hue which left Hanoi at 6pm and arrived in Hue at 6am. Ugh.... After selecting from the many tauts who attacked the bus upon arrival, I (and an Australian girl named Eartha who I befriended on the bus) ended up at a nice $5 guesthouse (we each had our own rooms). Luckily I showered immediately beca ... read more
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