Getting past this point of our annual Saigon pilgrimage is always a sigh of relief, that is after we clear customs. During the war, Saigon Airport (Than Son Nut) was one of the three busiest in the world. Now it is pretty run down, but on landing, you can still see the fortress-like walls
that protected the runways from enemy fire, now all overgrown with moss. The bus ride from our airplane to the immigration lines is a good vantage point to see the old delapitated, concrete U.S. Air Force jet hangars that were abandoned from the war in 1975.
I always wonder before our arrival how much we would come into contact with the past. Thankfully it was usually pretty subtle, however, because I am an...Read More