We went to Vietnam in August, probably the worst month in terms of humidity (90%) and temperature (near 100).  But 

despite the weather, it was a lovely trip.  The country is beautiful--and widely different from the north to the midlands to the 

south.  As this Communist country has embraced capitalism and development, it has opened itself to the world while its citizens

 have become more prosperous.   The wounds of what they call "The American War" have almost healed.  A third of our travel 

group comprised Vietnam vets, who were also coming to terms with the past.  It was moving to watch their reactions as we 

visited areas they were once stationed at, and to see the friendliness of the Vietnamese people wherever we went.  Simply 

click on the area below to see the pictures we took along our incredible journey.