Thursday, 16 August 2012

Vietnam - Part 2

Exactly 1 year after our first visit to Vietnam in 1994 we returned to find a rapidly changing country. Since the lifting of the trade embargo by the US government the previous year there was a noticeable change in a number of construction projects commencing in Saigon. Many international hotels were being planned in anticipation of the increase in tourism that was about to engulf the country. Our favourite hotel, the Majestic, a famous drinking hole for journalists during the war years, with its magnificent French Colonial architecture and the run-down interior was closed and being renovated.