The first question I had to ask myself is 'where in the world is Vietnam?'. I had a vague idea but when it comes to Asia it is like playing a game of darts in my mind....and I always miss the target. We played a guessing game with friends before we announced where we were moving to Vietnam. There had been so many locations suggested prior to this that I did not want to announce it until we were absolutely certain. Even as I write, I still think that things could change again. What is ever certain in life? I will leave that thought as is.
One of our clues was that it was a thin long country bordering an ocean. We will be living in Ho Chi Minh City...bordering the South China Sea. I am excited to think of the travel possibilities when I look at this map. I could apply a dozen little markers to the places I would like to visit during our time living in Vietnam. I might as well start now: Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Burma, with visits back to China and India. That is a lot to think about on a Sunday morning before my first cup of coffee.
I will leave it on that thought....until the next one...
image via The World Maps Photos