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APRIL 24, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 16

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  TRAVEL WATCH
An Intriguing Mix of Past and Present
With more than half of its residents under 25 years of age, Ho Chi Minh City is one of Vietnam's most youthful cities. Yet it's still making a career largely from its past.

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Looking for a value-for-money meal in Ho Chi Minh City?

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There are many roads to sainthood, and not all of them lead through the Catholic Church.

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More than just a phone number

Web Crawling
If you're seeking the offbeat side of Vietnam this is the site for you.

VIETNAM ADVENTURES
(www.vietnamadventures.com)

WILD RIDE: If you're seeking the offbeat side of Vietnam--particularly in Ho Chi Minh City--this is the site for you. Along with restaurant recommendations, hotel deals and flight packages, it throws in essays by adventurer Wink Dulles, co-author of The World's Most Dangerous Places.

HITCHHIKING VIETNAM
(www.pbs.org/hitchhikingvietnam)

ON THE ROAD: Former Peace Corps worker and Wall Street exec Karin Muller traded in her pinstripes for a backpack and traveled extensively through Vietnam in 1996. After six months on the road, she had made an award-winning film as well as gathered enough material for a book. This website showcases photographs and stories of her experiences during that trip. It's an inspiring, intelligent resource for those preparing to visit this country for the first time.



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