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... we've usually had, but it was still interesting. In the jungle they have examples of some of the traps that the Viet Cong used during the war and some of their tunnels. First we were shown a video that talked about the different 'Hero American-Killers' (no bias there!). Then we went out to look at some of the traps, which were basically covered holes that had bamboo spears painted with spider poison. They were really well hidden and pretty brutal - all part of the mental game ...
... We left Arab St and headed a few blocks down to Bugis Junction. These few blocks had us leaving 'Bali' and entering an 'LA' style landscape: wide multi lane boulevards, shopping malls, loud music and large neon signs. This area held little appeal for us and so we headed home via a quick stop off at Abercrombie & Fitch and Lucky Plaza.
... into picking up us. Plus it didn't help we didnt know the convention rates so 200,000 sounded like masses to us, it's only actually a fiver. The money is like monopoly money, and the math of working it all out is beyond me. Could do with having Dada stashed in my suit case to figure it all out for me.
Our hotel is nice, simple but nice. We did a quick change and then wgent off to the Ben thanh markets. Bit like camdem ...
... I was fine. It turns out that they were all male bees and only the queen bee would have stung me. We sat around tables tasting honey tea and various other mini snacks produced on the island before sitting awkwardly in silence as the bee farm workers attempted to sell us some honey (it was like being back in the tea shop in Beijing). Next we got back on the boat and headed to coconut island. We saw how the coconuts grown there are used to make all sorts ...
... squad would comprise of just 5 troops this tactic was critical! In addition to this they designed a series of traps. These were all cheap to make but deadly. You may have stepped on a trapped door and fallen onto a poisoned spear made from bamboo. What poison you ask? POO - they used their own excrement to cover the spears. It was cheap and in high supply. After a few days the faeces would become deadly to whomever fell on the spear. As we all know the war turned ...
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