9 days in Vietnam sounds great!! Vietnam was the one country in SE Asia that I promised myself that I would one day return to explore the south since I only visited Hanoi and Ha Long Bay. While in Hong Kong, I can down with the flu so I cannot make any suggestions on places to go except where to go to buy a string of pearls
Just writing to you about Vietnam brings back so many memories from my trip so I look forward to hearing about your trip once you return! You are going in 16 weeks so is that January '09?
I traveled to Antarctica with A&K on Explorer II (now Minerva) and now, I split my time between Italy and the US. I am currently in Southern Italy!! Any man in a suit or uniform is fantastic but an Italian? Well, that is just trouble!!