SE Asia Trip Dispatch: Part Three (Saigon Part Duex)
Published on October 10, 2010
That's a pretty awesome-looking memorial to Thich Quang Duc. I had never heard about that until I visited the War Remnants Museum last year. You have to believe in something pretty intensely to be able to set yourself on fire. I can't even fathom it.
From taking various tours mostly round Hoi An, I learned that there was a lot of US miliarty machinery left in Vietnam, & it's not going to waste. 1960s US military Jeeps are now used to transport tourists to see the Cham ruins at My Son. Ironic, no?
How hysterical that you were doing your own rickshaw tours...what a great memory!
Saigon seems so fascinating, cloaked as it is in its turbulent history.