Outside the Ho-Chi Minh Museum there were some North Vietnamese war veterans and I shook their hands and congratulated them on all their victories. They were very pleased. I'm surprised at how small the Vietnamese are, even tinier than the Taiwanese, with waists the size of a grasshopper. If you visit the underground tunnels that made up the Ho Chi Minh trails, you'll see what I mean. Only a stick figure could fit in them, hence their making the entrances bigger for tourists from the west.