How to cross the street in Ho Chi Minh City

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Crossing the road is supposed to be easy, isn’t it? When you were a child your mother would have first taught you to look right ,look left then look right again before crossing but basically you can throw that out the window when it comes to crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City.
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We All Travel Together’s guide to Ho Chi Minh city

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photo taken by Eustaquio Santimann

It is hard to imagine that Vietnam had been engulfed in war for over a century first fighting with the French when it was colonized in the mid 19th Century then to be occupied by the Japanese during World War II to then having to fight the French once more when the Vietnamese were wanting independence. America stepped in to try to prevent communism. Vietnam was finally at peace from April 1975 when two tankers rolled into town and crashed through the gates of what is now called Reunification Palace to end the war.

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5 things to do at Sun Moon Lake in Taiwan

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If you pointed to the middle of a map of Taiwan then your finger would point to the largest lake in Taiwan sitting 748 metres above sea level. The emerald green water is engulfed with mountains circling the east  side of the lake which resembles the sun while the west side resembles a crescent shaped moon. Continue reading