Browsing Archive: June, 2013

Cruising through Da Lat with the Eagle

Posted by Katie DeRosa on Friday, June 14, 2013,

“I love my job, it’s my passion,” said the Eagle, as he looked out at the green and brown patches of farmland in a valley below the rolling mountains of Da Lat in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. Standing beside his decades-old motorcycle, he points to a mountain in the distance, the top of which resembles a woman lying down looking at the sky, Lady of the Mountain she’s called.

Eagle, whose real name is Phamduy Hung, is a military vet who fought for South Vietnam ...

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Vietnam: a beautiful country torn by war

Posted by Katie DeRosa on Tuesday, June 11, 2013,

Ho Chi Minh City is loud and chaotic, a place where tourists spend more time trying not to get hit by a motorbike and turning down taxi drivers than they do taking in the sites. The War Remnants museum is quiet, as people reflect on the atrocities of the Vietnam War, which in this country is known as the American War.

The walls of the first floor are decorated with photos of global protests against the war, on such a massive scale it’s shocking.

The photos show millions ...

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