I'm just back from TechExchange 2015 which was held in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam. I could wax lyrically about how much I enjoyed the conference (I gave a keynote and co-presented a session on WildFly-Swarm), the sessions and the people but I'm not going to - it was a Red Hat conference so of course I'm going to enjoy it and it's going to be great! No, this entry is about Vietnam. I loved it. The city, the people, the food, the culture were all so far beyond what I had expected it's really hard for me to put into words. Yes the roads were crazy with mopeds (on pavements), cars going in all directions down one way streets, people walking down the middle of roads, and even more stuff that surprised the $*£# out of me (last time I had that much adrenaline flowing through my system was on a rollercoaster!) but it was fascinating and fun at the same time!
I loved the vibrancy of the city. Despite it being so old it felt new. The buzz was great and the weather was ... Hot and humid with a bit of monsoon rain. Despite the fact I was there for only 5 days it felt longer and yet at the same time not long enough. I loved it. If I get the opportunity I will definitely go back!