Have a beer, eat some pho bo, and/or take in a lovely sunset in honor of Vietnamese Independence Day. Seventy years ago today, September 2, 1945, Viet Nam declared independence from France. Next came the American/Vietnamese War that ended in 1975, and the next forty years were spent working hard to help Viet Nam achieve the status that it enjoys today: member of the World Trade Organization, major exporter of rice and seafood, and now an up-and-coming manufacturer of clothing, shoes, construction equipment, etc. Quite a story and quite a place. . .I hope that all of you can visit Viet Nam some time before you return to stardust because it is full of great people, great food, great landscapes, and a great human vibe that is well-worth your attention.
I send you nearly-arrived vibes from Viet Nam. . .feel them. . .they are full of hope and magic.
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It’s lovely out there.