Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Day 371
We were actually meant to leave today, but decided to be lazy and stick around. HBO ruined it all really. We spent most of the morning watching tv. When we did go out we went right next door to a place with movies. We got stuck there for ages.

By the time we left we had no choice but to take a cab to the last museum that had been on our list, the War Remnants Museum. This was the last thing I planned to do on this topic and I was only going here because it was so highly recommended in Lonely Planet.

The biggest room was lined with people who were said to be victims of Agent Orange. It was basically lots of people with a range of different deformities. This was sad and hard to look at, but I'm sure that not every deformity in Vietnam is the fault of Agent Orange as the information suggested. The second part of the museum was about the prisons. The conditions were appalling and many were tortured. The information did point out that the guards were all South Vietnamese, not Americans.

The last room we got to (it closed on us) was about protests around the world. A large section focuses on big protests in Washington and California. At least the end of the museum was a bit more interesting and redeeming than the beginning.

We really didn't need another night out so we headed to the place with the nice movie room for dinner. We stayed there for Twilight and Confessions of a Shopaholic. When the movies were over we went back to our hotel and called it a night.

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