In late September, we went on a tour called “Beating the roof of Indochina” held by Local Tours to scale Mount Fansipan, 3,143 meters above sea level. We met at Hanoi railway station at 8:30 p.m. to catch the train to Lao Cai. That night we couldn’t sleep and the weather was very bad.

Chris: It was mad it did so well and when it opened in Australia, it was not credible. Once I saw the picture I believe I knew it would do nicely cause Wayne did such a terrific job.

Alexandre Yersin Museum: Dr Alexandre Yersin, the famed Swiss scientist, spent much of his life. His study, work and life is on display in the museum, which costs just US$2 entrance fee. It’s open from Monday through to Saturday.

I lived with my aunt’s family for around one month. They were very kind to me. They helped me to acquaint with vietnam culture, food and so on. Nevertheless, it was challenging for me to work and take a rest when dwelling with an extended family. I had to work in the company for eight hours a day, so I needed to be rested so that I could continue to concentrate on my additional work at home. I was so uneasy. And so, I made a decision to move out of their house and look for a house for rent in HCM city (also called HCMC or Ho Chi Minh City).

Cam Ranh Beach: about 15kms from Nha Trang is the Cam Ranh Beach. It’s rather long, and normally peaceful. It does not receive an overkill of visitors, so has stayed largely unspoilt. It’s likely to order fresh seafood while sitting on the beach.

The video by Frank Ford of the present state of this graveyard and also the destiny of the statue shows the utter disregard that is displayed to the memory of the dead. My own personal feeling is also that a lot of the young of Vietnam don’t know about nor need to learn more about the war. The dead of all sides in a struggle should be respected. The sole mitigating factor for me is that once I saw on TV in Vietnam, in about 大陸新娘 1970, a clip of the U.S. army blowing up a Viet Cong war memorial they had come across.

Minh has been a massive international advantage to Vietnam both as a musician as well as an ambassador. Because of him, many people are learning more about the music of Vietnam. Music has ever been an international language and Minh speaks it nicely.