Asia on Call encourages people to visit Viet Nam by whatever means possible. Viet Nam is a glorious and exotic land of color and character. The people are warm, loving, and generous, and the country is interesting and varied, from the sea to the mountains.The cities are crowded and modern. In the mountains the tribal people live as they have lived for a 1,000 years. In two weeks a visitor can enjoy the finest foods and service in places like Hanoi, or spend the night in a stilt house with Montagnards. This site gives you some insights into the people, the culture, and the country. I have been traveling to Viet Nam since 1966 and have the pleasure of showing you a country and people I love. 

OUR MOTTO - If you don't go now, you never will! 

I never receive any compenson for anything I write in this site. If I say it's good, then it's good.

Contact me any time with questions about Vietnam. Jut a click away = Richard Baker

Try Go Bamboo Vietnam Motorbike Treks for motorcycle trips. - 

The best site I have found on Viet Nam is rusty Mark Bowyer is an wonderful photographer and writer and his language lessons are first rate.

All my photo equipment is bought from Adorama in New York. You can't find more knowledgeable or decent people anywhere.

Richard Baker was an editorial advisor for "Vietnam Cultural Window" in Hanoi and the award-winning author of  "Siege at Dien Bien Phu," "The Hands of Esau," and "Dien Bien Phu, a Guide for Tourists." Although novels, they give great insight into the people and culture of Vietnam. "Siege at Dien Bien Phu" relates the history, people, and culture of Vietnam and covers the defeat of the French by the Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu. "Hands of Esau," written under the name Wrigley Brogan, is a short novel showing life as it is today, especially in Hanoi. The books are available from or from any fine bookstore.

"Dien Bien Phu, a guide for tourists," is a short manual giving the history of French involvement in Viet Nam and culminating with the siege at Dien Bien Phu. The guide is used to teach English in Vietnamese schools. It contains archival and modern photographs. Available from and featured in museums and hotels in Viet Nam.


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