Welcome to Vietnam!
Our fourth port brought us to the country of Vietnam. Of all of the ports on our visit, with the exception of Cuba, I think Vietnam had the most mystery and was the least understood. As one book put it, "recent history has been brutal to Vietnam". The name Vietnam still provokes many emotions from Americans as there are still many questions as to the events that have linked our two countries. Neither Shelley nor myself knew quite what to expect. For myself, this was perhaps one of the most anticipated ports. As we would find out, the character of Vietnam would soon reveal itself to us as our travels would give us a chance to see Vietnam from life in the city to life in the village.
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