Tag Archives: Saigon

Journey to a part of JFK’s past: Vietnam

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy is bringing me back to a piece of his past — and mine. The Vietnam War. Granted, Vietnam was not nearly Kennedy’s war as much as it was those … Continue reading

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Why travel, when the same food’s better at home?

A while back, I announced I was going to be conducting a taste test of one of my favorite comfort foods: pho. That great Vietnamese soup just like my dearly departed Jewish grandma used to make. Well, not quite. But … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Reopening old wounds

At the Vietnam War museum in Ho Chi Minh City, still also known as Saigon (as it was when the city was under the U.S.-backed government that was later overthrown almost 40 years ago). This time, the conflict I so … Continue reading

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