In Hotel, Travel | On 28-04-2012
Every day hundreds of tourists stroll along Dong Khoi -- the tree-lined artery that runs along the southwest side of the Caravelle Hotel -- oblivious to the stories contained within its buildings.
Many of the landmark structures in Graham Greene’s novel, ‘The Quiet American’, the historical reference points we associate with the country’s notorious war, and the best signs of emerging Vietnamese enterprise are clustered side-by-side on Dong Khoi’s picturesque sidewalks, which still pulsate with activity as they did in Greene’s day.
Just this month, the Caravelle’s team completed work on a short documentary about the colourful history of Dong Khoi Street, which I’m extremely glad to share with you here.
Keep an eye out for my cameo appearance midway through, and feel free to share this clip with your friends who are thinking of visiting this remarkable city.