great RR! one of the best! i traveled in VN exactly 25 years ago. first the mekong delta for a month on a minsk 125 which i bought in saigon and turned out to be stolen. or something like that. i sold the minsk , bought a bicycle and rode it up north for another month. one trip of a lifetime! BUT! i couldn't go back ever since. the country and its people totally exhausted me. it was very aggressive, not in a negative sense but just the way you were approached by people. they were aggressively nice, friendly, rude, alienating, everything. NOW! after reading your RR i wanna go back. maybe even this winter. thank you!!