An intriguing account of life in Vietnam today with over 200 photos.
looks back on the remarkable changes she witnessed in Vietnam
over the last two decades. Her long connection has given her a deep insight
into this fascinating country and its people.
As well as giving an update on her beloved city of Hanoi as it celebrates its 1000-year anniversary, she
takes the reader on an in-depth tour of Hochiminh City and many provincial
side trips. She also writes about Vietnamese women whom she has come to
admire so much, and about the historical forces that have shaped Hanoi and
This profusely illustrated book provides a
fascinating, and at times hilarious first-hand account of a country leaping
into the 21st century. Soon also available from Gioi Publishing, the
Vietnamese foreign language print publisher.
Excerpts from Vietnam Revisited:
'A fortune teller in Hanoi once told me I should stay in Vietnam until 2009.
"He says it's like a fairyland for you," my friend, who was acting as
interpreter, told me. I wasn`t sure what that meant but it sounded good.
'I feel so lucky to have lived in Vietnam during this remarkable time, a
period of peace and incredible change. The rate of change was so rapid, and
yet the social fabric was not destroyed, as could easily have been the case.
By and large, Vietnamese people have held on to their culture and proud
traditions, and seem determined to maintain a peaceful unity.' Pam
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Meet the author:
has been a pharmacist, university lecturer and researcher,
international consultant, science and technology policy analyst,
businesswoman and bookshop owner. She lived and worked in Vietnam for more
than a decade and travelled widely in SE Asia. In 2009, she was awarded an
Asialink Literature Residency in Vietnam. She has travelled extensively in
Vietnam, Myanmar and other South East Asian countries. Her eBooks, exclusive
to Buzzword Books, are listed here.