Sunday, March 6, 2011

Long live the king or in this case the Vietnamese Marxist revolutionary leader

Yes in true Communist style Ho Chi Minh's body was embalmed and put on display in a glass sarcphagus in a monumental mausoleum in Hanoi. Today we saw it... To answer your question, it was creepy as hell! Thousads of people come from all over the world to pay their respects, but make sure if you want to embark on this adventure you show up Sat-Thu between 8-11am in the months of  January to August. He gets shipped to Russia in September for 3 months for his yearly maintenance. You have to form 2 lines and basically filter through in a brisk single file manner with proper attire and no cameras. Yeah, like I really want a picture of a man who has been dead for 42 years. I must say impresive work by the Russians, he doesn't look a day older then 79. Did I mention "Uncle Ho's" last wishes were to be cremated?

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