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Travel Blogs from Ho Chi Minh City
Here, the Vietnam War is known as the American War and during our tour, we learn more about the dark history of the country.
The Cu Chi Tunnels are extraordinary, a stronghold for the local Viet Cong stretching for some 250km used against firstly the French and later the Americans who destroyed the forest above with chemicals and bombs to try and find these secret places, only to be hampered by clever camouflage and booby trapped entrances ...
... from the locals and a young couple approached us asking what was going on. Leo asked him to tell the woman to protect her dog otherwise it will be stolen so he ran up to her to tell her and gave her a business card from Leo. We were chatting to him for a while and told him about the rescue Leo has. This local was a student and said he was an animal lover so Leo gave him a card and we asked him to spread the word of the rescue and to protect animals and stay off dog meat. ...
... I have smiled the whole time and even though I can't speak Vietnamese, playing, laughing and smiling with the kids has been the only language we have needed.
My time here will be spent with the older children making arts and crafts, then I hope to make a wall painting with the children. Tina asked what my job was back home and I mentioned that I work for the emergency services. I don't know how I have managed it but I have somehow got ...
... a little insignificant when you step inside! They have built a solid wooden pathway along the first kilometer of the cave and have lit up all the cool looking stalictites and stalicmites. I wish we had longer to enjoy the cave but we had to make tracks so the tour company could drop us in this small town, where we had to wait 5 hrs before catching the night bus, which we had booked and arranged 2 days earlier. It was inevitable that our good luck and run of awesome ...
... of the city, unless we decide to stop at a banh mi sandwich(baguette with filling) stand or join in the synchronized dance party, I'm sure we will be greeted amicably by those we pass by and I am sure we will demonstrate our grasp of the Vietnamese language and respond in kind. All in a pleasant day's work.
I hope you enjoyed our walk about in Ho Chi Minh City folks. Before you go, I would like to say a few things about our activities in Ho Chi Minh City, apart from ...
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center