Over each landscape, through each town, in each building, after each mouthful, in the way they spoke, beneath each smile, you will see strong references and remnants of foreign influences this country has endured and continues to embrace. As strong as they have impacted this nation, I couldn't help but be moved by the gentleness I experienced with the Vietnamese people, a compassion and friendliness that was seemingly so natural.

Vietnam was for me, one of my first experiences away from home where I was mature enough to grasp the simple fact, that there is another ‘there’ out there. This adventure impacted my curiosity, setting the boundaries of it sailing off, seeking the now limitless regions of my imagination.