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Being a big fan of movies like Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Forrest Gump, The Deer Hunter, and Full Metal Jacket, I am truly excited to finally be in Vietnam.

We arrived to a flood.

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But we woke up to sunshine.

 

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It’s as hot and humid as they say it is. In fact, I’ve already had a water, frozen drink, and a froyo within the last hour and a half…sitting next to an open fan feels as sweet as swimming in candy.

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The excess, can be, well, excessive:

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The old city is littered with museums of the war, and temples before it.

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Be careful when you cross the street!

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Get in a bizarre untranslated water puppet show if you can!

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Uncle Ho, here we come!

– At time of posting in Ha Noi, it was 95 °F
Humidity: 59% | Wind Speed: 6km/hr | Cloud Cover: scattered clouds