Personally, I think it’s a stretch to compare Vietnamese wearing the traditional conical hats with unicorns. But there you go, never argue with the imagination of the people. As one of those who has never seen a unicorn, who am I to judge.
Named after the above, Unicorn Island is located in the middle of the Mekong Delta just a few miles outside of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). With 6,000 inhabitants, the island is a haven for cottage industries that range from bee keeping to fruit production to candy making. During my visit here, I found people to be refreshingly industrious and polite. What I experienced was a glorious slice of Vietnamese life.
But where is communism? As mysterious as the unicorn, these days evidence of hard core communism is difficult to find in Vietnam, and as contradictory as the official governmental directives are from the officially espoused political philosophy, Vietnam is a country on the upswing; and that is a good thing, because people are happy to work for themselves and for their families.