My knowledge of the Vietnam War is not as complete as I would like it to be. My own internal representation of its 1960s period is fairly strong but it fades a little at the 1970s/Vietnamization phase of the war. So I'm posing the following questions: [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Nov 9, 2013 -
I'm a solo female traveler with 3 weeks free in Dec/Jan. Thinking of checking out SE Asia - maybe Laos + Cambodia. Do you have other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks
on Oct 13, 2013 -
I'm flying from Australia to Europe with Vietnam airlines. I think I might have a hidden domestic leg of the flight in Vietnam on the way there, or maybe on both routes. My travel agent says I don't need a visa for this domestic flight. I suspect he is wrong. Has anyone done this flight before who can give me more info? [more inside]
posted by lollusc
on Jul 6, 2013 -
Help me find this American Studies 101 textbook about the Vietnam War. The book covered the war from a social angle -- not a military history, per se, but a social look at the politics, the day-to-day experience for a soldier, how the war was perceived at home, how it went wrong, etc. It was a blue-covered paperback, and I believe the title was one word. I also recall the author being a woman. It was used as an American Studies 101 textbook in the late 80s, early 90s.
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Jun 3, 2013 -
A friend of mine is about to move to Vietnam. I'd like to get him a book as a farewell gift.
Please give me your recommendations for books about Vietnam the country
- that is, books that cover something of the country's history, society and politics other than the American war.
posted by girlgenius
on Jun 1, 2013 -
I leave for an extended trip to Southeast Asia on Wednesday. I have a weekend in Kuala Lumpur, a month in Myanmar, and then two and a half months to work my way from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur overland. What might I be missing in my planning? [more inside]
posted by piedmont
on Jan 11, 2013 -
I will be backpacking in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia, so any tips and advice would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Trinergy
on Dec 30, 2012 -
I'm looking for a Vietnamese (?) diplomat-politican-scholar who, when asked of the French Revolution, said something like "it has yet to be seen". Do you know this is? Do tell!
posted by beshtya
on Sep 26, 2012 -
Hi! On Xmas day this year, we'll be en route to Vietnam for two weeks... But before that, we'll be spending an 18 hour layover in Tokyo. Any recs on what we can do/see in that little time? [more inside]
posted by picarosado
on Sep 16, 2012 -
Two questions about Vietnam! 1) Safe to take my macbook on travels through the country? 2) What should I be buying cheaply in Vietnam?
posted by freddymetz
on Jul 29, 2012 -
Having completed my research in Malaysia early, I find myself with two weeks to travel in South-East Asia. Where should I go? I have many options and not enough time to plan. Please guide me! [more inside]
posted by reren
on Jul 19, 2012 -
Looking for a name of a novel, but can only remember one scene, where a guy is recruited for some sort of mission in a video arcade. [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Jul 17, 2012 -
How to find out whether historic letters are of any interest to somebody researching the era? [more inside]
posted by acm
on Jul 10, 2012 -
Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
posted by holyrood
on Apr 21, 2012 -
Five years ago, while either in Vietnam or Laos (memory is hazy), I was taken out to a remote working Buddhist monastery. We went by taxi and walked into the monastery at night. I managed to snap this picture
before we went in. Can anyone tell me where I was?
posted by vacapinta
on Mar 30, 2012 -
We're going to SE Asia in April, and I'm trying to discern the cheapest/simplest/fastest route from Siem Reap, Cambodia, to Hanoi, Vietnam. I've looked into bus, flights that originate from Siem Reap or any other local hub. Your advice? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by moonbird
on Jan 23, 2012 -
What makes more sense for documenting my trip to South Korea and Vietnam, an HD video camera or a digital still camera? [more inside]
posted by broadway bill
on Jan 2, 2012 -
3 weeks in Ha Noi / Vietnam - can you please advise on accommodation and give some general advice. [more inside]
posted by dmagic
on Oct 18, 2011 -
I need more info (links or book recs) about draft dodges and other similar happenings throughout history and the world (i.e. people relocating to avoid participating in a war). Sources about the Viet Nam draft dodge are great, though I'd rather also have sources about other happenings.
posted by mermaidcafe
on Jul 25, 2011 -
How would I go about finding the most decorated US helicopter medevac crew in the Vietnam War?
posted by El Curioso
on Jun 1, 2011 -
I want to travel this summer - in the "backpacking" sense - and I'd love advice on where to go. I'm leaning towards ~6-7 weeks in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma..but I'm worried about the rainy season. Should I go somewhere else? How many countries should I hit? Any other advice? [more inside]
posted by User7
on Feb 17, 2011 -
What's the best tour company for a trip to/within Halong Bay, Hanoi, Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Feb 9, 2011 -
Does anyone know if Vietnam era Pilots carried Dog tags, and if so, did they have the same info on as their Army counter parts??
I know that Army service guys, carried (amongst other things) their service number proceeded by RA for regular Army, so would Airforce guys be proceeded by AF?? And What about Marines???
I tried to search the web, but cannot really find the answers to my Questions, any help appreciated
posted by maxmix
on Feb 5, 2011 -
I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form.
I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Jan 23, 2011 -
Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Dec 12, 2010 -
More american soldiers participating in the Vietnam war have died from suicide than from war related deaths - True or false? Please supply source.
posted by Catfry
on Nov 14, 2010 -
What cultural differences can I expect from a Vietnamese new employee? [more inside]
posted by kag
on Nov 8, 2010 -
Excited for Hanoi and HCMC, but what should I visit between those two lovely cities in Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by bardic
on Sep 28, 2010 -
I'm moving from Istanbul to HCMC, Vietnam in 2 weeks. What is the easiest and cheapest way to get all my stuff there, too? [more inside]
posted by hasna
on Aug 19, 2010 -
Cheap-flight filter: SE Asia to Vancouver? Any suggestions for carriers or cheap flight websites? [more inside]
posted by hamandcheese
on Jun 29, 2010 -
What did we eat? We went for banh mi (Vietnamese hoagies) and they had other goodies in a deli case. We bought some kind of small squares, about one inch per side, and maybe 3/8" thick. Each was topped with a slice of onion and a slice of jalapeño. Inside each was a whole peppercorn. It was weirdly pink - at first we thought it was some kind of sweet bean dessert. Ground, pickled(?) pork. What are they called?
posted by fixedgear
on May 8, 2010 -
Where would I get Vietnamese drip coffee filters (cà phê phin
) in Toronto?
posted by scruss
on Apr 17, 2010 -
If I'm planning a trip to Southeast Asia in late September/early October, should I be concerned about the weather? [more inside]
posted by josh.ev9
on Jan 30, 2010 -
I'm overwhelmed by the wealth of conflicting opinions I've found by google-searching. Anyone have strong feelings about what brand/type of camera and power devices I should buy before traveling to Vietnam? [more inside]
posted by pieliza
on Jan 4, 2010 -
I am going on a trip to Vietnam for three weeks this month and am wondering: what my best bet is in terms of carrier and coverage for a prepaid SIM for my unlocked iPhone 3G? [more inside]
posted by jesseendahl
on Jan 1, 2010 -