Walking Saigon, I mean, Ho Chi Minh CityAugust 4 in Vietnam
Today I'm walking HCMC to see the sites. One of them is supposedly a former CIA location from which people were evacuated out of Saigon via helicopter. It's not the ones in the pics of the big helicopters (dual rotors); that was on top of the US Embassy that no longer exists. However, the current Consulate now stands where the old Embassy used to be. I swung by there earlier. It's always heartlifting to see Old Glory flying, even when your as disappointed in the federal government as I am right now.
I also went to the War Remnants Museum, which is yet another display of how terrible the US was during the "American War." They have several aircraft, tanks, and pieces of artillery in the outdoor display. For those of you familiar with aircraft markings--or English spelling--you can tell the markings are fake. Here are two examples from the F-5:
RIGHT SIDE NOSE
1. PUSH LACH TO OPEN DOOR
2. PILL D HSNDLE OUT GFT
3. TO JETTISON CANOPY
Ha ha ha! I've taken close-ups of all the tail numbers, including from the C-130 at Khe Sanh. I'm interested to see if any of them are accurate.
I have about a 30-minute walk to the next place, a Pagoda, then back towards the Eastern side of town and my hostel.
Oh yeah, I got a hair cut yesterday. It's super short now. I'm working towards a mohawk. Even with it so short, a little paste makes the top spike up nicely. Mom, please don't cry again. It will grow out. At least it's not blue. Yet. 😉
Out for now. ✌️
P.S.: I saw the US diplomat car followed by the British and Australian cars parked behind the Opera House last night. Guess they had a thing.Read more