Couchfish Day 68: Checking in on Uncle Ho

Dotted across the country are totems to Vietnam’s revered leader Ho Chi Minh. Museums deifying the man sit in provincial capitals. Statues of him are in almost every Vietnamese city. Framed pictures of him, everywhere.

The mother lode though, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, is set on the west side of Hanoi’s sacred heart, Ba Dinh Square.

Maintenance work on t…

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