The pride of the Vietnamese is amazing. They have fought more wars in this century than most countries see in their lifetime. They are a fiercely proud and warm people. During this trip, in 2002, it was one of the the hottest “new” spot in the world to for non package-tour travel. The country lacked in 21st century influence, but this changed quickly. In 2008 Hanoi, where this photo was taken, is a popular place for ex-patriots from the rest.