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Ho Chi Minh's residence, Hanoi.

A day visiting Uncle Ho and my new Hanoi family

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

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
Inside the National Museum court yard.  Visitors are not allowed to photograph the statuary housed inside the building.

Distant Relatives in Flesh and Stone

peter barnes - pdbarnes [375]

The National Museum seemed like a good place to get our cultural bearings. And it was, meaning it was the first in a long line of the unexpected in Cambodia.

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia
Topics: Culture | Economy | Travel | People | Photography | Art | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Front cover for Warrior Odyssey

Book review: Warrior Odyssey - Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to set off on a quest around Asia, researching and discovering lesser-known and rare martial arts along the way? Read about the experiences of Antonio Graceffo in his latest book, Warrior Odyssey.

Destinations: Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Hong Kong | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | Martial Arts | Culture | People | Working Abroad | War & Conflict
Book cover for Antonio Graceffo's upcoming book, Warrior Odyssey.

A Warrior's Odyssey - Interview with Antonio Graceffo

David Calleja - davidcalleja [1,448]

Antonio Graceffo's eagerly anticipated new book, Warrior Odyssey, covers the beginning of his trek throughout Asia. Commencing from 2001, his quest for adventure has developed into a journey of...

Destinations: Malaysia | Burma | Indochina | Vietnam | Korea, S | Taiwan | China | Cambodia | Laos | Thailand | Philippines
Topics: Travel | Literature | Traditions | Culture | People | Religion | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Khom was our tour guide at the Land Mines Museum in Siem Riep

Visiting A Land Mines Museum

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

Khom acted as our well informed tour guide at a land mines museum in Siem Reap.

Destinations: Kbal Spean | Battambang | Bokor | Poutang | Thun Mong | Angkor | Siem Reap | Kompong Thom | Poipet | Phnom Penh | Sihanouk Ville | Kratie | Cambodia | Koh Kong | Preah Seihanu | Tonle Sap | Stoeng Treng | Pailin | Bot Sala | Lancang-Mekong River
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Communist leader Kaysone's whiskey bottle and glass

A Communist Leader Hat Trick

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

An athlete who scores three goals in a game is said to have achieved a hat trick. In Laos I visited my third Communist Leader memorial. My hat trick accomplishment was a rather surreal experience.

Destinations: Vientiane | Laos
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Adventure | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict | Architecture
Vietnam

Legendary Vietnam

Pham Ha - lux4lux [1,492]

“Vietnam is one country; the Vietnamese are one people. Rivers may dry up, and mountains may erode away, but nothing can change this truth.” (Ho Chi Minh).

Destinations: Indochina | Vietnam
Topics: 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Cambodian's young - Their ticket to a brighter future. Bopha from COSI Orphanage.

A Ticket to Hope - Cambodia

Lee Alvin - oldyonfoldy [801]

A returned visit to the capital city of the "Wild wild east" of South East Asia led me to discover new hope for Cambodia's future through her warm and remarkable young people. Its a city bravely...

Destinations: Phnom Penh | Cambodia | Angkor
Topics: Culture | Food | Economy | People | 20th Century History | Shopping | War & Conflict | Architecture
Front gate of the Friendship Village

War Not Over for Children of Agent Orange

Steven K. Bailey - sbailey [7,446]

Brainchild of American vet George Minzo, the Vietnam Friendship Village Project outside Hanoi offers food, shelter and medical care to impoverished children suffering from health problems related to Agent Orange.

Destinations: Hanoi | Vietnam
Topics: People | War & Conflict

The Giant and the Pissant: A Fairy Tale

Kenneth Champeon - kchampeon [19,689]

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

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