Let a corn-fed Midwestern country boy tell you about the real VietNam.
A Little History
What happened after 1975?
Blue Jeans, Motorcycles, and Music Videos
Images of the USA
How the Vietnamese see America
Ready to take the Big Adventure?
Odds and ends
Observations & Ruminations
OK, so where's the war stuff?
NAM! You know it all so well...
Napalm & burning villages. Body Bags. Agent Orange. Viet Cong. The images are still burned into the mind of an entire nation. Even in the last election, Presidental candidates trading barbs over who did what during the war. Always the fear anywhere our military gets involved: another VietNam. Americans are haunted by the place.
THAT'S ANCIENT HISTORY! IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON...
Wake up and smell the Vietnamese coffee (world's 2nd largest coffee exporter):
So, it's time for Americans to become re-acquainted with Viet Nam...and even come back!
But we do it a bit differently this time; now, we're here to PARTY (Vietnamese love to socialize) and do BUSINESS (they like to make money too). No hard feelings, bury the hatchet, Vietnamese people spend very little time looking backwards. VietNam is one of the most capitalistic places on the planet, it seems like the whole country is one big flea market.
We honor the memory of fallen warriors from both sides
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