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The Metropole, Hanoi’s legendary colonial hotel built in 1901, is offering four daily tours to its recently reopened underground concrete bunker where guests, staff and anti-war activists such as Joan Baez and Jane Fonda sought safety from U.S air...
Tags: Tourism and Leisure, Culture, Vietnam, Arts and Culture, Travel
Mr. Harold Nichols, a gentleman from Mercersburg, Pa., took exception to my column, “No Political Apathy in Ohio, Baltimore or D.C.” He has the impression that I was a Mitt Romney supporter, and suggested that I should “get over the...
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam’s richly complex gift to the world. Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and pun-ny T-shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City’s Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in...
Tags: Soups, Cinnamon, Onions, Beef Brisket, Thailand
There are noodle soups and there is pho, Vietnam's richly complex gift to the world. Pho (say: fuh) may prompt wisecracks and punny tee shirts, judging by those we saw at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Market during a recent trip. But in Vietnam and at...
Tags: Soups, Cinnamon, Onions, Beef Brisket, Recipes
For the better part of four years, Air Force Maj. Gen. John Borling lived in a cell that was about 21/2 paces wide and 31/2 paces long. There were no windows and little ventilation, except for three small holes. One of the holes contained a naked light...
Remember last week on "The Amazing Race," when John had a few extended moments of crazy and got eliminated? That’s still funny. But now it is time for the teams to leave Bali and head to Vietnam. "Word on the street," tweets Phil, "is that Hotel...
Tags: Entertainment, Dance, Social Media, Music, Game Playing
With a Vietnamese mother and an Irish American father, Eddie Borey has firsthand experience of what it's like to straddle two diverse cultures. In his world-premiere play “Christmas in Hanoi,” an East West Players production at the David Henry...
Nguyen Hoang Vi was knocked from her motorcycle in an accident she believes was no accident. The windows of a car she was riding in were smashed nine months later, gashing her arms, legs and face, she told activists. Last spring her passport was taken...
An American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government was freed Wednesday and sent home to Southern California to rejoin his family, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. The unexpected decision...
Tags: Lawyers, Trials, Prisons, Government, Asia
Re "Buried history in Hanoi," Opinion, Jan. 20 My wife and I just returned from Hanoi, my first visit since serving as a battalion surgeon in the Marines during the war. We stayed at the Metropole hotel, which Op-Ed article writer Tom Hayden visited...
Out beyond the swank poolside bar at Hanoi's Metropole hotel, which I visited last month, a gated entrance opens onto a dark set of stairs. At the bottom is a dank and musty bomb shelter, and, for those who can read Vietnamese, a sign in golden...
Fourteen activists were convicted of subversion Wednesday in Vietnam and sentenced to up to 13 years in prison, in an unusually large case centering on their alleged ties to a banned democracy group. Vietnamese state media reported that the dissidents...
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