this year's May Day vacation (one week), we flew to Saigon. In 1995
we had travelled overland from Saigon to Hanoi, so it was interesting
to see how Vietnam had changed and we also were able to check out
the Mekong Delta, which we had never been to. We met our friends
Theo and Natalie, who taught with us in the Oakland area, and who
are currently doing a year of travelling. It was great to see old
This was one of the many floating markets in the
Mekong Delta. We were pleasantly surprised to find floating markets
to be very common and almost completely void of tourists.
Most of the Vietnamese we encountered
were very friendly.
One of the boats plying the islands of the Mekong.
This one pulled up to a house on stilts over the river that we were
The American War Crimes museum in Saigon - a very
hard hitting museum.
We had a good time running with the
Saigon Hash House Harriers.
We spent lots of time drinking beers and playing
games in cafes with Theo and Natalie.