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... most born after the end of the war in 1975. According to our guide Nam, since these young Vietnamese were not alive during the war years, they hold no animosity toward Americans (even though the U.S. instituted a 20-year trade embargo after 1975 which hindered Vietnam’s economic recovery). We have to agree with Nam’s assessment since Saigon was friendly to us.
... people in Vietnam and 34 million motorcycles, often as many as 3 per family. Boys drive Hondas from Japan and Girls Vespers from Italy. When girls ride motorcycles they wear face masks not only because of perceived risks from pollution, but also to keep their skin light in colour. Paler skin is considered more attractive in ladies in Vietnam!)
Back to the market, the stall holders sat cross legged on their stalls often eating, even at stalls selling ...
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Yup *************s... Korea? Japan? China? everywhere is a possibility and its all got to be decided within 22 days...
Oh and we're now on the road at a town called Vung Tau a smallish town that is Saigon's equivalent to Brighton, it certainly is strange seeing Vietnamese people enjoying the beach weather equipped with buckets, spades and who could forget everyones favourite beach snack?!?!
... People bowed as we gazed at their work. Some vendors sold frogs - they looked like large rocks until I examined them more closely and saw their eyes blink back at me.
We also wandered through the home section with all its appliances and gadgets. These areas weren't as fun as going through the food areas.
Back at the condo we ate yogurt and rested. Love how Huyen Hoan ...
... who makes their way up or down the river to HCMC.
To fill in the last afternoon we thought we would find ourselves some wheels. Tandem bicycles were everywhere but following a false start (a broken chain) we decided that "When in rome..." and hired a scooter for a couple of hours. There is certainly no better way to travel in these ...