The link below gives an overview of the February/March 2017 expedition to Vietnam and Cambodia, and the voyage on the Mekong River. (See my July 13 post.) I will be giving three speeches, one in Saigon at a “literary salon” in the former residence of Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, and two on board the vessel, the Jahan. This journey will mark my third return to Indochina since the Vietnam War ended in April, 1975. On my last visit, on an assignment for National Geographic in 1999, I was able, for the first time, to see Vietnam as a country rather than as a war, or as a metaphor for a catastrophe. I anticipate that this trip will heighten that impression.