Northern Hotel Saigon
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One of our shipboard speakers did a lecture about how memories shape history and how, as our perceptions and feelings shift and change over time, so does our belief about what happened, who did what and why. This applies, of course, to the whole world, but most particularly to the adversaries in this conflict – here, we're talking about American and Vietnamese.
When this museum first opened in 1975, it was called ...
... almost the entire afternoon - a lot more informative than the museum we visited in Hanoi. It was extremely harrowing not just reading but seeing the consequences of agent orange and napalm on the Vietnamese. 2nd and 3rd generations still being affected. The graphic images of all the deformed children was shocking! Roughly 3 million Vietnamese died in the 17 years of war and 2 million of them were civilians. Images of adults and children lying face ...
... a whole section dedicated to the effects of the chemical bombs where they had hundreds of photos of victims with the most hideous deformities. I couldn't look at them, but Jackie was in her element. There were even actual deformed foetuses in formaldehyde! The highlight was an exhibition to commemorate all the photo journalists killed during the Vietnam war. All the best photos from about 150 killed were on display. There was another ...
... further than a war effort. Some suggest that the Vietnam war was an experiment by the US, others think that it was the US trying to protect its interests in resources, others think it was the fear of communism and the unknown. The 'effects of Agent Orange' room was pretty graphic...that's all I have to say about that...(Forrest Gump quote intended....) I don't know enough about the war to start an open dialogue about it, or to give an opinion on who was right or wrong, but yet again ...
... and miles of rice fields as far as you can see. The Mekong Delta is sometimes called Vietnam's rice basket and is one of the most fertile regions of the world. Once we got off the freeway, on every inch of both sides of the highway someone has opened a business. There are hundreds of coffee areas with hammocks for resting, honda repair stands, convenience stands, fruit and vege stalls, everything. We arrive at the Mekong River where our private boat picks us up ...