“Good morning Vietnam!” shouted Robin Williams in the film of the same title. It was meant to wake up the residents of the military camp, but in a figuratively sense, it referred to the whole southeastern Asian country. After the American troops have pulled out, new days dawn to the reunited country. It's true that the republics struggle with economic problems, even today. But the decades that have past since the end of the Vietnam war have created a foundation for development. But even the name of the neighboring island probably contains land of the free; it's never been a colony. In the meantime, Vietnam has survived French, as well as American invaders.
Don’t be surprised that tourism started to develop only recently. Today, more and more tourist visits this Indo-Chinese country to get to know its 2700 year old past, monuments, and wonderful natural beauties.
The sun rising above the sea, finds the hardworking Vietnamese awake. Many of them starts the day with mediation, yoga, or gymnastics, and many follow the tradition of eastern martial arts. Those living next to the sea often take a morning dip in the water, which is still better cool at this time of the day. Most of them ride a bike, which has the advantage that it doesn’t pollute the air and there aren’t traffic jams even in big cities.
The panorama of Asian countries contains bright green rice terraces rice patties. Rice is a basic food and is used in many Asian dishes, from soup to side dishes, one-dish meals to desserts.