25 June 2009By Mark Bowyer
Not surprisingly, Vietnam is a nation of war memorials. What is surprising though is that Vietnam probably has fewer memorials than many countries that have suffered far less in war. On the banks of the Perfume River in the old imperial capital of Hue stands an unusual war memorial - and one that misses the upkeep and attention of the others.
The National School in Hue is probably the most famous school in Vietnam. Amongst its alumni it counts communist leaders Ho Chi Minh, Vo Nguyen Giap and others. Assassinated South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem also studied there.
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Here are some images from an especially memorable recent sunset at the Sailing Club in Kep, Cambodia.
05 June 2013
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