Travel Blogs from Cu Chi, Vietnam, Vietnam

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Cu Chi Tunels - a peek in the past, Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi Tunels - a peek in the past

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Cu Chi Tunels were home to 6,000 Viet Cong fighters at one point. 30% we women. It was definitely an interesting trip ...and no, I didn't take up the opportunity to shoot with ...

Keep yourself protected!!!, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Keep yourself protected!!!

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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KEEP YOURSELF PROTECTED The morning we left Saigon, we had breakfast with Allison and Laura. Apparently shocking and scary events took place with Laura on her way home the previous night. Allison and Laura are roommates but they came home separately our ...

War Remnants Museum, Saigon - HCMC, Vietnam travel blog

War Remnants Museum

A travel blog entry by dane

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... the only image that would not leave my mind.  I mentioned it in an earlier blog.  I had read books on Vietnam, seen gorgeous travel photos, I knew some of its ancient history, but that Pulitzer Prize winning image would always resurface.  ...

The Cu Chi Tunnels, Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

The Cu Chi Tunnels

A travel blog entry by dane

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... decades after the war, it's still a little gung ho for my tastes.  Keep in mind that I don't support U.S. invasion of Vietnam.  But I also didn't enjoy the black-and-white film they show at the beginning of the tour that congratulates the Cu ...

Rambo Part IV, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Rambo Part IV

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... to the tunnels asking every conceivable question about Vietnam, so at least I know now what the number 1 export of Vietnam is. So anyway, the Cu Chi Tunnels are much smaller than the Vinh Moc Tunnels up near Hue (see previous entry here) even after ...

Saigon, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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Saigon ...

Saigon Or Ho Chi Minh City ?, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Saigon Or Ho Chi Minh City ?

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... Norris movies. We lunched at the Rex hotel which is famous for have being the meeting point for all the war correspondents during the Vietnam war. Otherwise that's about all for Saigon. Next Pod - Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam. Love, Nath and ...

VIETNAM, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

VIETNAM

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... and bugs keep dropping off the ceiling and in to the food (yum!). So, we head off to Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. At Saigon we visit a table top BBQ restaurant where you cook your own food. By now we are quite used to seeing strange things on ...

Location Summary - Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam travel blog

Location Summary - Vietnam

A travel blog entry by gonetilwhenever

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LOCATION SUMMARY - Vietnam Location: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta Duration: 17 days Sights      5 People     3   (only this high thanks to people of ...

War remnants and another meeting with the Mekong, Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

War remnants and another meeting with the Mekong

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... the city. At about 2.30pm, our cyclo drivers dropped us at the War Remnants Museum, where the atrocities of the Vietnam War are graphically documented through hundreds of photographs, plus deformed foetuses in jars and replicas of internment cells. ...

Musical Chairs, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Musical Chairs

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... I do for you guys! The bus was one of the more comfortable one I've so far had the pleasure of travelling on in Vietnam although for some reason the conductor was insistent everyone sits as far forward as possible. What this meant was that every time ...

Back To Saigon.., Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Back To Saigon..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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Draft.. ...

Walkabout, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Walkabout

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... eatery but it's always good to challenge your immune system, as long as it doesn't lose! Saw, or at least heard, another of Vietnam's peculiar traits in the form of a lorry with a "Santa Claus is coming to town" reversing jingle to add to the "So here ...

The city of peds, Ho Chi Mihn City (Saigon), Vietnam travel blog

The city of peds

A travel blog entry by mills-mcshea

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... enlightened, he then showed us he's war wounds, from helicopter shots, when he was fighting for the viet kong. anyway vietnam, now encourages personal business since the 80's and it's economy is growing. damm currency conversion. even though you can ...

Why North Vietnam won the war - Cu Chi Tunnels, Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Why North Vietnam won the war - Cu Chi Tunnels

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... was that the ingenious response to the barbaric and unjust war brought on by the foreign invaders had allowed the North Vietnam forces to showcase their superiority and resolve in their glorious struggle. Young female soldiers fed young male soldiers in ...

War Museum and Floating Markets, Saigon and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam travel blog

War Museum and Floating Markets

A travel blog entry by beats

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I added to my to my sombre mood in Saigon, when I visited the War Remnants Museum, which is the politically correct name for what the Vietnamese used to call the Museum of American & Chinese War Crimes. The museum is a fairly one sided look at the war, ...

An Irishman, two Poms, and a Kiwi, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

An Irishman, two Poms, and a Kiwi

A travel blog entry by el_condor

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... write the history, and the Vietnamese pull no punches with their descriptions of the American atrocities during the Vietnam War. Graphic photos of napalm bombings, senseless massacres, environmental destruction, and worldwide opposition assail you on ...

So this is communism?, Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam travel blog

So this is communism?

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... hammer-and-sickle flag on that lamppost? First let's erase all those cold-war stereotypes from your head. Here in Ho Chi Minh City (the pre-war name was Saigon), there are no squat concrete buildings, boiled potatoes and elderly babushka-wearing ...

Cu Chi kicks ass and feeling at home in Saigon, Saigon and Cu Chi Village, Vietnam travel blog

Cu Chi kicks ass and feeling at home in Saigon

A travel blog entry by adeleray

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... and an avid globe-trotter. She's been all over Asia and says India has her heart. She also taught English in Korea. After visiting Vietnam for a couple weeks she picked up and moved here to teach English (found a job in two weeks of deciding to move ...

What's this place really called?!?, Saigon a.k.a. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam travel blog

What's this place really called?!?

A travel blog entry by mimmik

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... hinted, the travelogue has been pitifully empty for many weeks now. Sorry, but I've been having a great time travelling up through Vietnam for over a month now and I've sort of been avoiding internet cafes. Mostly because I've just been spending my time ...

Going Underground, Going Underground, Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Going Underground, Going Underground

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... these booby traps that were around us I thought I might have to take my top off to be safe! However, I am not sure that Vietnam is ready to witnessed the stunning physique that was hidden beneath. I also don't think there was enough room in the tunnels ...

One day tour - Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi tunnels, Cau Dai Holy See and Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam travel blog

One day tour - Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi tunnels

A travel blog entry by adamandeva

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... -- or worse, first hand memories of untold horrors. To paraphrase Nelson DeMille in his novel Up Country, for modern Americans Vietnam is a war-- not a country. Unless people come to see the modern Vietnam first hand, this country will occupy that ...

The Cu Chi Crawl.., Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam travel blog

The Cu Chi Crawl..

A travel blog entry by natandkat

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... an interesting day trip from Saigon. I just hope for your sake that another tourist freaks out while you're down there, it certainly made mine and a couple of Irish men's day! Next Pod - Moc Bai (Cambodian Border), Vietnam. Love, Nath and ...

Ho Chi Minh City otherwise known as Saigon, HCMC/Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Ho Chi Minh City otherwise known as Saigon

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... a bus to the border and all going well we shall cross into Cambodia and be in Phnom Penh by tommorow evening. Vietnam has been amazing, such a diverse country, we have visited ancient temples, swam in the clear seas, sailed amongst limestone karsts, ...

Back to School, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Back to School

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... like a pretty good way to have a practice run before reaching and teaching in Thailand. With having to cut short my time in Vietnam to be in Thailand on time this was suddenly my last day full day in the country as I worked out the cheapest, quickest ...

Tunnels built by the VC!, Cu Chi, Vietnam travel blog

Tunnels built by the VC!

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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We went and visited the Cu Chi tunnels which for me was totally amazing how these farmers built these underground tunnels to fight the Americans at night.  They had made a tunnel just for tourists since most are much bigger than the average ...

Washed out, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Washed out

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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After a few days being beach bums and dodging the daily monsoon rains, we packed our things and headed off South again to Vietnams southern capital city - Saigon. The bus trip was another fairly long journey and we arrived late at our final destination, ...

Mixed emotions, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Mixed emotions

A travel blog entry by ajpeel

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... . I did a one day tour of a Caodai temple (a religion that is a combination of several religions) and the Cu Chi Tunnels (used by the guerillas during the Vietnam war). I also did a two day tour of the Mekong Delta. It was a fantastic trip consisting of ...

Sad times, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Sad times

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Today we visited the Vietnam War museum to learn more about this countries history and the mistakes and terrible killing that occurred less than 30 years ago! The remainder of our day was spent organizing our onward trip by boat, which places we would ...

Capital of the South, Saigon, Vietnam travel blog

Capital of the South

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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... The highlight of this trip was the visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels where for Tilly Claustrophobia took on a whole new meaning! The Cu Chi Tunnels were built during the Vietnamese war and were designed as a base-camp come accommodation and living space for the ...

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