Thursday, October 06, 2005

Heading to Vietnam

When you tell people you're going to Vietnam on vacation, there are basically two reactions.

The first is " wow, that's really cool ". Its supposed to be pretty, the food is great, it is not yet been inundated by mass tourism, etc. The second is " what the hell do you want to go to a place like that for " ? They see images of the " wilderness of pain " of the Vietnam War.

You need to understand the war, and the wars before it, to understand Vietnam. But the war ended more than three decades ago. I want to see what the real Vietnam of today is like.

Soon, I will walk the streets of Saigon and Hanoi, and lots of places in between. Can't wait.


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