In March and April of 2017 I spent three weeks in Vietnam. This was one of the most vibrant and overwhelming cultures I've ever seen. From Hanoi in the north, through Hoi An, Da Nang in the center, and ultimately to Saigon in the south, the fiercely independent spirit and world-class cuisine made this the trip of a lifetime. It was a photographer's dream as well. Everywhere you look there's something interesting, different, photogenic, or all of the above. My head was on a swivel and my senses were on fire. The sounds of the scooters, which were EVERYWHERE, the smell of the food, and the sights were each overwhelming in their own way. This place is highly recommended for anyone craving a bit of vibrant immersion into a different way of life.