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Tales of Asia IV – Saigon & Hanoi

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Here are the highlights of my fourth Tales of Asia talk. Full talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df5t70mbXaA&feature=youtu.be

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Tales of Asia IV – Saigon & Hanoi, 8 Nov Sunday, 2 – 3 pm, Marine Parade Public Library

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The fourth in the Tales of Asia series takes us back to French Indochina in La Belle Epoque. We visit the former capital cities of Saigon (today’s Ho Chi Minh City) and Hanoi – the showpiece cities of the French … Continue reading

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A Walk Down Rue Catinat, Saigon

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Rue Catinat is the most historic street in Saigon, the Champs Élysées of the city in its heyday, housing the city’s most famous hotels, restaurants, bars, boutiques and retail establishments.  It was named for Nicolas Catinat, a maréchal of France … Continue reading

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Postcards from Saigon

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I came to Ho Chi Minh City expecting to find the essence of Saigon in all the noise and the pollution. I came away from Ho Chi Minh City thinking I had seen nothing but Ho Chi Minh City – … Continue reading

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Hotel Majestic, Ho Chi Minh City

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One to rival the French In Ho Chi Minh City, I chose to accommodate myself in the Hotel Majestic, rather than the older and much much more legendary Hotel Continental.  In Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, the Majestic is mentioned … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III – Searching for Saigon… Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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“I’ve known you for years. Everyone says you were beautiful when you were young, but I want to tell you I think you’re more beautiful now than then. Rather than your face as a young woman, I prefer your face … Continue reading

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