Portraits of Vietnam.
Visiting Vietnam allowed me to enter and discover a new world. Diverse and exotic Vietnam has a special natural beauty given by astonishing natural landscape, amazing cities reminiscent of the colonial past, villages lost among the mountains and rice paddies, ethnic and cultural mosaic of the population and traditional rural life that has not changed for centuries. The incredible heritage and hospitality of the people makes this country addictive.
When you go in an Asian country you have to go with your heart and mind opened, ready to comprehend a new world, a new culture, a new civilization way different then your own. You have to understand that you have to accept their way of living and their way of being. Vietnam is one of the fewest countries in the world, where in some parts, traditions is kept unchanged for a long time, where people kept their inner beauty and their power of being happy.
Apart of a dangerous traffic – to cross the street it can take you more than several minute because of an enormous high number of motorbikes – , everything else is to explore and discover. Fantastic, breathtaking landscape and seascape will make you think you are in an unreal place. On top of that, Vietnam has one of the best culinary cuisine i have ever tried. And then the people. Even thou Vietnam was devastated by wars, colonization and rebellion it kept its people enthusiastic who enjoys to socialize, telling you, whoever you are, their stories… but the most important thing they love to laugh. The most appropriate manner of getting closer to them is a gentle handshake and a smile.