For Westerners I suppose the Far East is one of the most exotic places for us to visit. There seem to be few similarities in architecture, terrain, language, clothing or food. My husband and I had the privilege of spending some time in China, Vietnam and Cambodia. Each was different from the other. All were fascinating. It is almost overwhelming to process because the colors, smells, sounds seem foreign to us. But what a marvelous opportunity to experience different cultures and learn to appreciate their way of doing life. Hong Kong Harbor with its modern buildings and constant boat traffic was a real contrast with the more ancient, slower paced life we observed elsewhere.