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Vietnam Dispatches 2016: 40 Years After the 'American War'
What's it like for a boomer who who avoided the Vietnam War to finally face up to that Land of Awful Names: Da Nang, My Lai, Khe Sanh and others? I’m long overdue to find out. Just seeing the word "HANOI" on the destination board at JFK makes my heart thud. Hanoi — the city where John McCain was tortured and detained for five and a half years, capital of the land we carpet-bombed for all the wrong reasons. How can I bicycle for pleasure in the place where my high schoolmates died because they weren’t lucky enough to be in college, and thus were ripe for the plucking by their local draft boards? So … mixed feelings. Guilt, relief, curiosity: call it dexiety, a blend of depression and anxiety - and yeah, of course... keep reading
As the summer season approaches Croatia's Dalmatian Coast, once again visitors will be back in force to the fairytale cityscape of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Dubrovnik, strolling the cobblestone streets of the “pearl of the Adriatic”. The mediaeval walled city once known as Ragusa is one of those places where there’s a phenomenal photo opportunity every three metres, starting with its city walls, offering vistas over the red-tiled rooftops; as well as impressive monuments like the Pile Gate, the Onuphrius Fountain; and Orlando’s Column. Other sightseeing highlights include the Franciscan and Dominican monasteries, the Baroque St. Blaise Church, and the Rector’s Palace (housing a museum of city history), while the magnificent Renaissance/Gothic Sponza Palace hosts... keep reading
images | Daniel Asa Rose, Jeff Miller
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