Farewell at The Rex

Saigon’s Rex Hotel has a storied past.  It was “made famous during the Vietnam War when it was hosting the American military command’s daily conference, derisively named “The Five O’Clock Follies” by cynical journalists who’d find the optimism of the American officers to be misguided. Its rooftop bar was a well-known hangout spot for military officials and war correspondents” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rex_Hotel

The first picture below is of the Rex.  The other shots are taken from the Rex’s rooftop bar.

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Harold and Terry were particularly interested in visiting both this hotel and the nearby Hotel Continental because of the connection these establishments had with the American war in Vietnam.  The three of us walked through these hotels and stopped for a drink at the famous rooftop bar of the Rex.

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On our last day with Juanita, Harold, Bev, and Terry, we all met at the rooftop bar of the Rex.  Here we had our last lunch together and said farewell.

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We had a wonderful time with these dear friends and family.  I so appreciate them making the extra effort to come to spend time with us in Saigon.  We have many, many great memories from our time together here on ‘the other side of the world’.

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