I’ve reproduced an e-mail I received from a mate “passing” through S-E Asia; “sorry I haven't e-mailed you. been pretty busy (read debauched and drunk - you'd be proud seb), but I wanted to tell you a bit about vietnam. there are no tree's here that are older than 25 years which is pretty stuffed, but also there is a very high rate of limbless people, deformaties, and austistic people. It's incredible but I think it's due to the dioxin dumped on them by the Americans. I also went to the War museum which was amazing, because it had a lot of documentation about the vietnam war which was mindblowing. It also showed a lot about the south vienamese government and the brutality they caused. also there was heaps of american equipment left, such as tanks, bombs, chemicals and planes. so much that the police ALL drive in american jeeps, and that a lot of the delivery trucks are the old troop carriers. one other really weird thing is that Australia is now producing all of vietnam's money in exactly the same style as our own. pretty crazy, and I can't figure why they don't do it themselves. apart from that I haven't been doing much. picked up a few skills which I'll tell ya about when I get back (big brother is always watching) and learnt a lot firsthand about cambodia and the vietnam war as well. I'll fill you in when I see you next! take care Hobz” Pssstt…. want to buy a second-hand American Jeep (funded by the US taxpayer)? What a unique form of Foreign Aid. Ha!