Eleven years of photos and stories in today's exotic emerging country
During my immersion in Vietnam I knew that much of the world was unaware of Vietnam today, as it grew to be the world's 13th largest population. It was less than twenty million then while nearing one hundred million today. How did Vietnam achieve that growth in the half century since surviving mass starvation at the end of World War II? My answer is that it happened because of its loving and intense culture, that is, its soul. In my heart I believe it is the culture that enlightened the heights to which Vietnam has risen after 1500 years of invasion, occupation, and suppression.