Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Ho Chi Minh City (formally known as Saigon) reinforced my opinion that Vietnam is the most "foreign" place you can visit... nothing is done even remotely close to how we do them in the States. It's fascinating to watch yet difficult to understand.
Our Itinerary
  • Cu Chi Tunnels - The Viet Cong's underground "neighborhood." Their gorilla tactics are so scary and yet so smart . I shot a M60, crawled through the hot, claustrophobic tunnel... and listened to stories from a man (our guide) about his life as a Vietnamese man who ended up part of the US army during the Vietnam War... and then lived in Vietnam after the communist take over. His story was shocking to say the least.
  • We also wondered the streets throughout Ho Chi Minh... trying not to get run over by the crazy Vespa traffic. There are no rules here... one-way streets become two-way, the sidewalk becomes the new lane.
Chris in a Viet Cong sniper hole
Me shooting a M60
Can you believe people lived down here?

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