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Guillotine, War Remnants Museum  
   

Guillotine, War Remnants Museum

First used by the French, and later handed over to the US forces. Last used for execution in 1960.
Same Same But Different

March 18th 2007
Saigon seemed "same same but different" at our second visit. It's hard to point out why, but it was maybe not with the same excitement we came to Saigon this time. After a 14 hour bus journey from Sihanoukville in Cambodia (Hello Moto?), via Phnom Phen, we stepped on Saigon soil again. Before our trip we had heard horror stories about tricky boarder crossings between Cambodia and Vietnam, with pe ... 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
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