Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Ho Chi Minh City

I am sitting in the Tokyo airport awaiting my plane to fly back to the USA.  Had a great 4 days in Vietnam with an international group of congenital hand surgeons.  I was flattered to be asked to join the meeting.  I arrived a day early so had a chance to tour Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and surrounding areas.  Fascinating history, interesting museums .


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Anyway, learned much about the Vietnam War (or the American War as it is called there) and even more about the new Vietnam.  It is still a communist country but sure doesn't feel that way.  A great deal of entrepeneur spirit.  Crazy traffic (see video)- can be a challenge to cross the straight (and this wasn't even a busy street).

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