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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Tues 10 [10 May 1898] Reached Saigon [Ho Chi Minh] at 11 after 3 hours up the river. Went to the hotel had a bath and slept till 4. It then rained. We then drove out on the tour d'inspection along very good roads, planted with trees, and so to the Jardin d'Aclimatation. The town looks very French. Lots of Indians. The Chinese a different type, Anamites. Wear their hair in a bun and are much better looking. Dined at Olivier's all the men in white, everyone very pale.

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