Lie ins are becoming a regular feature in our travels and we love it as neither of us are morning people. We don't miss the 7:30am get ups at all. If we don't have a day trip planned for the day then we usually get up at 10am/11am. It's tiring travelling the world.
Today was a very hot day, the sun was out and being in the city made everything seem a lot hotter, it must have been around 35 degrees!
After finding some lunch we headed over to the Military museum. It was more Marks thing than mine as a lot of the exhibitions featured guns, tanks, planes and helicopters. The same ones that had played a part in the war with America.
It was interesting to have a look around but the majority of it was very biased in favour of the Vietnamese. Admittedly I don't know a lot about the Vietnamese war, it was never taught in my school, instead I had to learn about canals!! But even with my lack of knowledge, I had a different understanding of what happened during the war, this understanding probably coming from the fact I grew up in a pro-America country.
But as I saw it, the Americans teamed up with the South of Vietnam in order to fight against the North and the Russians, the latter wanting to take over the South and become one communist country. But the museum told it differently, they say the North wanted to liberate the South and become one country and America got involved when they didn't need to. The North won the war hence the description being favoured towards them.
The descriptions of the artefacts were also biased not surprisingly with any reference to a northern Vietnamese soldier as being a hero whilst American artefacts were displayed in a way that seemed to say 'we shot them down' or 'uniform of captured enemy'.
Safe to say, there are 2 sides to every story but this different view point has made me want to read into the war more in order to uncover the truth.