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Note the date and when the US withdrew..

Saigon: Good Morning Vietnam

July 12th 2012
We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City or Saigon as it seems everyone calls it still, there is in fact currently a movement to have the former name restored, about 6.30am and did not feel we could start the full day of exploring, we had a mission set - find a room as quickly as possible that would allow us to check in straight away for a reasonable price. We were, for the first time, dropped right in the ... read more
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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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