Thursday, May 8, 2008

House boats

Not far from the outskirts of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) these Cambodian refugees have made a life for themselves on the river. They have been here since the American War, as it is called in Vietnam.

8 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

Not a place I would like to live at all.. on the sea like that. Make for great pictures Jules

Chrisss said...

Kinda looks scary, but very nice pics and blog.

dive said...

A timely reminder, Jules. Most Americans aren't taught that Kissinger and Nixon bombed the crap out of Cambodia and tried to hush it up.
I'm glad some people managed to survive the carnage.

Squirrel said...

It looks they they are living in floodwaters it looks kind of sad.

Squirrel said...

the top photo really amazes me though, with the steps and the statue.

Madeleine said...

I realize when I speak to young people of 20-30 they know next to nothing about Vietnam....scary, so many people lost their lives and it doesn't even register with them...as will all other wars...useless

alicesg said...

Interesting photos of the house boats but i dont think I like to stay in one.

Jules said...

Hi Everyone - when you travel in Vietnam the War is still very much in people's minds and their young people know all about it!!!