Tag: uncle ho
Rented a motorbike and hit the town… in the rain. Checked out Uncle Ho’s mausoleum, the one-pillar pagoda and the strangest museum I’ve ever seen. I was very much dissapointed that Ho Chi Minh wasn’t lying in his mausoleum, but apparently he hits a Russian spa each year for 2 months to get his embalming treatment. Since I have already seen Mao in Beijing, I was hoping to see another comrade in the flesh. Oh well.
Seriously… the Ho Chi Minh Museum makes ZERO sense. Wikipedia statses that, “it is a museum dedicated to the late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh and Vietnam’s revolutionary struggle against foreign powers.” But… I don’t know, look at some of the pictures I took and you’ll see it was a whole mix of bizarre crap that doesn’t make sense… reproductions of Mondriaan’s “Broadway Boogie Woogie” painting? …a large exhibit of oversized fruit on table?? ….a Ford Edsel smashing through the wall!?! I don’t get it.
Then a final picture from the balcony at our hotel……….. g’night Hanoi.