The Hai Yen Travel budget travel agency was run by my friend, Quan, who taught me a lot about Vietnamese culture and the Vietnamese way of thinking. He asked me to create a logo for his travel agency so I decided to use the one from my SaigonNezumi.com blog at the time. Quan passed away after a boating accident in Can Tho back in 2009. We had actually stopped speaking for 3 years but the death had an impact on me. Seeing this picture reminded me of Quan’s help during my first couple years in Vietnam.