Unlike Ireland, Vietnam was a complete surprise. It is a gentle land, yet exotic and compelling at the same time. The people are friendly; the food is tasty—yet strange sometimes. The ancient city of Hanoi is filled with a sea of bicycles that weave around the pedestrians and, again surprising, no one gets run over. Temples, simple and elaborate, are everywhere with Buddhist monks wrapped in the most beautiful saffron robes. This country fills your senses with delight. Vietnam is a country where you can find fine tailors.