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Ho Chi Minh's residence, Hanoi.

A day visiting Uncle Ho and my new Hanoi family

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,466]

One morning I woke up and decided to pay my respects to Ho Chi Minh, the revered father of modern Vietnam. By the day's end, I took away more treasures from the people of Hanoi.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict
A barbershop on the streets of Hanoi

The Streets of Hanoi

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Crossing the street in Hanoi is an act of faith and an experience you won't ever forget.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People | Fashion | Shopping | For Kids | Architecture
Typical Vietnam Handicrafts

Hanoi's Temple of Literature

Simone Samuels - simsam [941]

The Temple of Literature is a significant landmark in Hanoi which can mean many things to different people, but is one well-worth visiting. There is more at the Temple than may at first meet the eye, as these pictures show.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | Photography | 20th Century History | Architecture

The Giant and the Pissant: A Fairy Tale

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,702]

Review of Stanley Karnow's Vietnam: A History, Penguin Books, 1997.

Destinations: Ho Chi Minh City | Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict

Book Review: The House on Dream Street by Dana Sachs

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

"A frog that sits at the bottom of a well thinks that the whole sky is only as big as the lid of a pot." --Vietnamese Proverb When asked what's so alluring about Vietnam, nearly every traveler who has...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Working Abroad | Women & Travel | 20th Century History
Dana Sachs

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: An Interview with Dana Sachs

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,318]

Whether it's a foreigners' boarding house on a bustling Hanoi boulevard, or a quaint Victorian on a tree-lined avenue, replete with azaleas and Spanish moss in the garden district of a small Southern...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Culture | Working Abroad | 20th Century History

French Colonial Ship Raised in Vietnam

Agence-France Presse AFP - Global [28,663]

HANOI, March 9, 2006 - A Vietnamese company has raised a small French military vessel sunk during the anti-colonial struggle 60 years ago in the southern Mekong Delta and plans to use for scrap metal,...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: 20th Century History
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Directed by Stanley Kubrick.

The Vietnam War on Film

ThingsAsian - ta [3,710]

* * * * * Apocalypse Now Redux (1979/2001), 197 min Directed by Francis Ford Coppola With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Laurence Fishburne Francis Ford Coppola's expansive revision of his visually...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
River of Time, by Jon Swain

Le Mal Jaune

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,702]

Although the term Indochina is an arbitrary one, employed by the French to encompass their possessions of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, there are several things that these very different and often...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Vientiane | Hanoi | Cambodia | Indochina | Laos | Vietnam | Mekong River
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict

The Metropole: Hanoi's Living History Museum

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,455]

Queen Noor of Jordan, former U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali and Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame all have something in common. For one thing, they have all visited Vietnam. For another,...

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: Travel | 20th Century History | Architecture
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