The Trung Sisters are two legendary heroines of Vietnam who fought to liberate the country from centuries of Chinese rule. Trung Trac and Trung Nhi were their names.Each year in Phan Rang, a small seaside town in South Central Vietnam, a parade is held in observance of the Trung Sisters. The local high school is

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Visiting my grandfather’s grave

Today we visited my grandfather’s grave, which is in a cemetery in Phan Ri – about 4 hrs from Saigon.   It was a small cemetery – about 10-12 tombstones and a large placque which had a bunch of Nguyens listed.  I quickly realized this little cemetery actually belongs to our family.  All the Nguyens are buried

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