The Vietnam smell
by BeijingIrish (2017-05-03 14:53:43)

In reply to: I can smell it right now  posted by blarneygreen

was a tang of charcoal smoke, garbage/rotting fruit, and shit (sometimes leavened by spice or perfume smells from tropical flowers). It is a standard smell in tropical Third World countries, but it was especially pungent in VN (Cambodia too). There was also along the river the jungle smell--musky, damp earth, wet plants.