For expats in need of a bit of brain food, this site has a large number of books in English, plus some in French and Vietnamese, to read or download for free online:
Among the many books available is:
Gabrielle M Vassal,** On and Off Duty in Annam**, written by an Englishwoman who lived in the then village of Nha Trang for two years over one hundred years ago.
The author has the eye of an anthropologist when describing the life and customs of Vietnamese and tribal minorities, both of whom lived in great poverty and illiteracy. She also describes the dangers of tigers, a tiger hunt and a fatal tiger attack 20km outside Nha Trang. The book is illustrated with her photographs. It is an easy and interesting read.