"Good morning Vietnam", as the four of us greeted each day. Yes we spent a month traveling with a backpack, a sense of adventure and maleria pills. We trained Asian elephants, climbed to see caves with thousands of buddhas, jumped into waterfalls, took cooking classes and now can make a superb spring roll. We strolled into a half dozen Wats ( Buddhist temples), rode in tuk tuks, lit lanterns in Hoi An, talked to monks, slept on a junk, tried our hand at night squid fishing, ate rambutans, climbed to the top of marble mountain, washed our elephant in the river, bought knock-off beat headphones, had tailored clothes made, almost married the waiter, survived a case of giardia and enjoyed every moment with my children. An exotic holiday we will never forget.