Royal Lotus Hotel Saigon
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... 40 minutes of interesting sight-seeing out of 48 hours. Dom and I agreed it was the worst thing we’ve done in our seven months abroad. Yet, the markets were really interesting and it was neat to see how the wholesalers sold their products to local merchants. Large, antique, wooden ships unloaded their produce to little canoes floating past. Men and women were throwing and catching watermelons, pineapple and other various products at alarming and ...
... and irrigation channels. We made a stop at a house where the enthusiastic owner proudly showed us inside to admire his pottery collection and photos of his family. He, like most southerners, had fought in the army alongside the Americans, and since the reunification had come back the the delta, his homeland, to rebuild his family home where he is now the 7th generation to reside. In his garden we were treated to a demonstration of how to climb a coconut tree, he ...
... very little about Vietnam's history, including the Vietnam War, Cu Chi is a perfect day trip to do some learning through seeing!
The Vietnam War took place between 1955 - 1975. Ignorantly unbeknown to us, the war was a civil one between North and South Vietnam due to the North's communist regime (being just below China), and the South's disagreement with it.
America only got involved in an anti-communism ...
... but in my view they were more akin to butterflies as at night they emerged from their pupal shrouds, riding their bikes in very short skirts and pale non-suntanned faces! Meanwhile on Liverpool there were probably 100's of scouse women painting themselves orange to add allure to their Caucasian complexions!
We dropped our bags at the hotel, made for the nearest market to tackle the street food. Pork and (enormous) shrimp noodle soup were selected ...
... America used Napalm, Phosphous bombs, defoliants and chemicals during the fighting, all of which was illegal. As a result, deformaties and birth defects were common in the population. Also, they conducted secret bombings over Laos and Cambodia (both neutral countries) in order to try and flush out Viet Cong guerillers hiding in the jungle and mountain areas of the borders. As a result, countless innocents lost thier lives. Also, even today many people are ...