I am sitting in the Tokyo airport awaiting my plane to fly back to the USA. Had a great 4 days in Vietnam with an international group of congenital hand surgeons. I was flattered to be asked to join the meeting. I arrived a day early so had a chance to tour Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) and surrounding areas. Fascinating history, interesting museums .
Anyway, learned much about the Vietnam War (or the American War as it is called there) and even more about the new Vietnam. It is still a communist country but sure doesn’t feel that way. A great deal of entrepeneur spirit. Crazy traffic (see video)- can be a challenge to cross the straight (and this wasn’t even a busy street).