An Australian in Vietnam
Everyone e-mails holiday diaries home from internet cafés or wi-fi hotspots in exotic places these days, many of them decorated by holiday snaps taken promiscuously with tiny digital cameras. This Vietnam diary, though, collated from e-mails sent from Vietnam by Jill Greenwell a few weeks ago (in June 2007), is out of the ordinary. Jill, an old friend from two postings in Australia, is a much travelled lady, like many Australians, with an experienced and exceptionally observant eye. Moreover she writes with the clarity and precision of a classical scholar, which is exactly what she is, having been for many years involved in the classics programme at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School, one of Australia’s prestigious schools for girls (not surprisingly our own Patricia Hewitt was educated there, although not, I hasten to say, in Jill’s time…).
You can read Jill Greenwell’s Vietnam diary, and see a couple more of her Vietnam photographs, by clicking here. Enjoy!