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Vietnam: Eyeing the Expected

Virtual Doug has a mea culpa: he admits that the pictures he posts of Việt Nam are cliched; what non-Vietnamese expect to see. “This country is changing rapidly. Very rapidly. This is the second fastest growing economy in the world. It is not a “backwards” country. It is a developing country. Obviously, there are lots of little old ladies wearing conical hats. Equally so, there are much evidence of massive change in Việt Nam.”

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