Back in 00’s we made a few trips to a wonderful land with a rich history with the West and, notably, the US. Vietnam is tall in my memory as my father served there in 1968, arriving just in time for Tet. His experience and tales drew me there as we looked to develop a bit of business. What was gained was an appreciation for the country and the people. Some forty years after my father left, I penned this little piece. Here meet Tien, Tuan, Kah and Nguyen.
Vietnam: Four Stories
It’s easy and natural to make broad observations about this multi-dimensional country (Oh! It’s amazing: the traffic, the food, the markets, the hectic pace), but descriptions don’t do the place justice until the impact of the past and the pressure of the present are viewed from the perspective of individuals living it. Here, we meet a few ordinary men with extraordinary stories and mingle a little bit of history with the sights and sounds of this fascinating country.