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Vân Long nature reserve, Vietnam  

Vân Long nature reserve, Vietnam

The boat rower was 56 years old (in Aug 2008) and he used to be a soldier during the American war. Now he is a farmer and rows his boat around the area with tourists. He shared with me some stories about his life and children.
The people I met when traveling

October 27th 2013
A trip may be ruined or not, it depends much on how we deal with the people we meet. While I don't deny that I too was hassled by persistent touts and beggars, or overcharged by hotels, travel agents and local drivers, and hurt by some westerners who judged me based on my nationality and said rude words to me, I still can say that 90% of the people I've met when traveling are great ones. Everyone ... read more
Asia » Vietnam

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
5th June 2012

This is where I want to visit and see, taking pictures...Vietnam will be my next holiday next year......pls fill me with more details of Vietnam
8th January 2014

memories of Vietnam
I did two tours in Vietnam ('65-66, '67-68), one with a rifle company and the second with the 5th Special Forces Gp. Got a bit banged up right at the end of the 2d tour, but will always the country and its remarkably resilient people fondly, and always enjoy this young lady's posts. Would love to go back but doubt that I could survive the required eighteen hours in the air in my state of advanced dotage.

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