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Viet Nam "trash"

I recently spent about a year in Viet Nam.  While traveling around I noticed a lot of people wanting to 'update' their homes.  Unfortunately, they just tossed their old to bring in the...

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Re: Viet Nam "trash"

Thank you for the condolences. It really was sad.
Fortunately, another time I'd found a very large old map of Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia in a wood frame in good condition. It too, was lying on top of a pile of scrap lumber (this time on a dry sidewalk), waiting to be hauled away. I couldn't pass it up. I looked around for anyone to ask if I could take it, pay for it, whatever. I made eye contact with a man who made a motion like, "Go ahead. Take it away." I nodded, said "Cảm ơn" (thank you), picked up this quite huge map in its heavy frame and walked it nearly a mile to give it to a friend who's still living there. He loves it!