“Vietnam can hold you like a smell does.”

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

“Vietnam can hold you like a smell does.”

The other night I was watching television and No Reservations came on. To my pleasant surprise, Bourdain was in Vietnam! I know that I was just there this past summer, but like Graham Greene says,”Vietnam can hold you like a smell does.” To me, this statement couldn’t be more true.

I think about Vietnam every single day and try to plan when I will make my way back there. Ever since visiting, my life has been changed. It’s hard for me to put into words what I experienced there and feel that in many ways, one must visit to fully understand.

It’s like Bourdain says,

“From the very first minute that I came to this country, I knew my life had changed. My old life was suddenly never going to be good enough.”

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

Here are the first fifteen minutes of his episode in Vietnam. Maybe it will help you understand why I long to be back there.
http://youtu.be/b2Mo6yXDsy0

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Comments (4)

  1. originalribenababy

    Know exactly what you mean about ‘Nam. I’m busy writing up a trip we took there a few years back and we still often think about it

    1. The World Wanderer

      It just takes hold of you! I’ll have to read your posts about it. 🙂

  2. Natalie @ In Natalie's Shoes

    I *need* to visit Vietnam. Thank you for giving me this insight 🙂

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, you do! I promise that you will love it. 🙂

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