Here we find My friend Mike strolling the streets of SaiGon like any tourist amazed at the traffic, which on this street was minimal and getting over come by heat stroke. After hearing about VietNam for 35 years he finally had enough and decided to come with me on a visit. 2 days in HCMC sampling food and getting his bearings it was off to Hue City. I had just finished reading DeMille's "Up Country" and was hoping to show Mike some of the same terrain explored in the book. Only in the reverse order. We only had 2 weeks so it would have to be the Cliff Notes version. Without going to Ha Noi and Dien Bien Phu. I also wanted to give him a total taste of everything from in country train travel to local buses and motos.