Feb 17, 2013
Where Graham Greene Wrote The Quiet American
Graham Greene called it home while writing part of The Quiet American, which is based on his experiences as a war correspondent while living in Saigon. He favored room 214. The Continental is featured prominently in a film adaptation of the novel.
The quintessential “if these walls could talk” locale, during the Vietnam War the hotel’s bar was a popular watering hall for journalists, soldiers, diplomats and spies. Today state-owned Saigon Tourist operates it. Outside vendors sell bootleg copies of the novel.