Saturday, May 23, 2009
From Dong Ha We took the train to Ninh Binh, known as "Halong Bay on the Land" because of the remarkable limestone karst formations that dominate the rice paddies. As we looked out the window, Mike remarked, " We are in enemy territory now." I was thinking the same thing. Since crossing the DMZ area we were in what we knew in 1968 as "North Vietnam." All the people living here were dedicated to the proposition that "The only good American is a dead American." It was eerie to think about. Pleasantly, everyone we spoke to that found out we were Americans was very friendly. "Welcome to Viet Nam." "Can we take your picture?" It was a beautiful place to photograph.