Tuesday, May 22, 2012


I just got a tour offer from the University of Minnesota that repeatedly references, including on the map, Saigon. Excuse me, do they realize that Saigon no longer exists and it is now Ho Chi Minh City? I suppose next year they will offer tours to Peking and Burma. Maybe a quick visit to the U.S.S.R. and Czechoslovakia. From here in New York I can probably fly out of Idlewild. Hey, at least they didn't refer to Ho Chi Minh City as Prey Nokor.


esingles said...

Went to Vietnam for my honeymoon a couple years ago and Saigon was still pretty regularly used to refer to the main downtown district. The entire metropolis is Ho Chi Minh city though. Whatever you call it, it was pretty frenetic. We preferred Hanoi and some of towns in the middle of the country.

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