And Now, The Plane People

Apparently, news of the changing political realities in Eastern Europe has not fully registered on Vietnamese officials. Citizens can still buy week-long "friendship tours" of various East bloc countries for only $200. According to a story making the rounds of Ho Chi Minh City, 37 tourists recently left for Czechoslovakia. They must have liked what they saw there, because only seven of them took the return flight home.


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