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Ho Chi Minh City

An Old Soldier Says No

Jim Calio | Posted 05.01.2015 | World
Jim Calio

I caught the eye of one of the men that my guide had been talking to. I smiled, but he didn't He just shook his head, very subtly, but it was unmistakable. The war was not over for this Vietnamese veteran.

8 Historic Photos That Capture The Chaotic U.S. Withdrawal From Saigon

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

On April 30, 1975, North Vietnamese tanks rolled into the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon, marking the end of a decades-long conflict that left mil...

A Lifetime Away From Saigon

Thuy Thanh Jakim | Posted 04.23.2015 | Impact
Thuy Thanh Jakim

“Don't forget, be good. Love your new family. You always have your mother here in Vietnam. You have not been orphaned.” I watched as this woman wh...

Vietnam, Then and Now

Ann Medlock | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Ann Medlock

Looking into the young faces of Vietnam 2015, hearing their questions about the time when I lived in their country, before they were born, before their parents were born, I kept seeing faces from long ago, all but one of them dead now.

4 Ways Mapping Has Transformed Public Services in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 04.03.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Modern digital mapping tools have transformed the potential of maps in urban development, allowing us to produce more detailed and sophisticated visualizations of cities. As access to these tools continues to expand, the resulting maps grow even richer.

Vietnam, Revisited

John Graham | Posted 05.03.2015 | World
John Graham

Fifty years ago America's leaders told us that if we lost Saigon it would be just the first domino to tip over as the juggernaut of International Communism smashed through the defenses of Capitalism. Now I am back, for the first time.

5 Cities Where Getting Lost Is A Good Thing

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Sometimes, when you travel, a magical thing happens. You've put your guidebook away and just followed your nose, eyes or feet through a city.

21 Reasons To Fall In Love With Vietnam

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 01.08.2015 | Travel

Vietnam should be on the top of everyone's travel list. It's that simple. With its dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, epic food and pulsating e...

What to Do About Slums

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From remote resettlement to same-place resettlement, and from government-led upgrading to grassroots initiatives, it is clear that the debate on solutions for informal communities is a hotly contested one.

Vietnam Welcomes America with Open Arms

Llewellyn King | Posted 02.08.2015 | World
Llewellyn King

No grunt slogging through the jungles of Vietnam could imagine that in 2014, 41 years after the end of the Vietnam War, the Vietnamese would be welcoming back Americans as investors, tourists, advisers and protectors.

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like?

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

From the shortlist of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations is considering, one goal calls for "inclusive, safe, resilient and susta...

Taco Bell Spinoff Pulls Communist Red Star Logo After Outcry

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Business

Yum! Brands just suffered a red scare. Less than a week after launching Banh Shop, its foray into Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, the fast-food g...

Get Lost In These Seven Cities

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Travel

Sometimes you just need to put your map away and get lost. Losing your way in an unfamiliar city is something we all fear, but it also can be the ...

From Bloody Nose Ridge to the Valley of Death

Mike Arkus | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.

Making a New Friend in Ho Chi Minh City

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

It wasn't hard to find another small businessman to interview in Vietnam. Trugyn is one of the top tour guides in the country. He was born at such an important time in Vietnam's history -- it was 1960, in a small village at the conclusion of the Vietnam War in 1975.

I Love the Smell of Napalm

David Sable | Posted 08.11.2013 | World
David Sable

The movie, the experience, the war, the horrors, the "victory" -- were much on my mind as I made my first trip to Vietnam last week. I -- and I'm sorry for the cliché -- felt like I was making a pilgrimage.

10 Tips For Travelers To Vietnam

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 04.02.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

If you have a phobia of thousands of motorbikes coming at you from all directions, think twice about Saigon. There are hardly any stoplights in the city, and a constant stream of traffic.

Starbucks Heads To Yet Another Country

AP | MIKE IVES | Posted 01.07.2013 | Home

HANOI, Vietnam -- Nghiem Ngoc Thuy has been slinging coffees to thirsty Vietnamese for 20 years in her colonial-style villa with peeling shutters, and...

PHOTOS: Asia's Intrigue, Adventure And Great Food

Laura Lippstone | Posted 01.24.2013 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

Who hasn't fantasized about the Orient-Express? I want to ditch the hoodie, my overbearing dachshund and job for some adventure on the rails.

There are No Winners in Wars Over Oil

Terry Tamminen | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Terry Tamminen

History tells us there are no winners in wars over oil, but there are certainly a lot of losers. History also tells us that we are smart enough to innovate our way to a more sustainable future.

Vietnam Announces New President Amid China Rift

AP | Posted 09.24.2011 | World

HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnam's lawmaking National Assembly appointed Truong Tan Sang as the communist country's new president Monday amid challenges at h...

Vandy Rattana's Bomb Ponds Exposes Cambodia's Secret Scars

Lauren Quinn | Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts
Lauren Quinn

2011-04-15-bombpong.jpgBomb Ponds examines the remains of America's secret 2,756,941-ton bombing campaign in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Ten Things I Learned in Vietnam

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

On my recent trip to Vietnam, I discovered that my many preconceived ideas about the country were all wrong. Here's what I learned:

Crossing the Street in Ho Chi Minh City

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I am walking in Ho Chi Minh City, which the locals still call Saigon. It is only seven am, but there is already a good deal of traffic, mainly motorbikes whizzing by in droves.