Every chance I get, I read a book, watch a TV show or movie about Vietnam.
It helps to get me in the right frame of mind. I recently discovered Anthony Bourdain.
It seems I am late to this party. That is what I get for living away from the USA for the last 13 years.
Good things come to those who wait...I have enjoyed watching his travels. If you are interested
in travelling to Vietnam...you might enjoy these as well.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
TV show: Saigon/HCMC Vietnam
Part 1 of 3: http://youtu.be/39jaa-TAWhI
Part 2 of 3: http://youtu.be/RFkRUT-lIPg
Part 3: http://youtu.be/0eEswEZP9eE
Good restaurant tips here too...
Anthony's Travel Guide to Vietnam