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... camouflaged when the tunnels were in use. And between each area we had the opportunity to crawl/crouch through the tunnels themselves. Hot and sweaty in there, but not as claustrophobic as I thought. One thing to note: in the Wikitravel and Artybubs reviews they both give the impression that only the Ben Dihn tunnels have been made larger for tourists. In fact the Ben Duoc tunnels have been made larger too (we asked our guide). I can understand ...
First day has been a really long day with an early start in the morning (up by 4.20am!) followed by 12 hour flights + stop-over in Melbourne. Just as I was looking forward to (NOT!) the 8 hour flight to Vietnam, guess what I get told? My backpack didn't quite make it to the second plane with me... Nooooooooo :'( I mean I've heard of the stories of delayed baggage and all, but did it really had to happen to me on ...
... but very soon I started to learn the unwritten rules of the road.
Rule 1) The Bigger the Better:
Those in the largest vehicles have priority. This means it is perfectly okay for a car to turn left off a main road, even sometimes crossing three lanes of oncoming motorbikes, without waiting for a gap in the traffic. As a motorbike rider it is assumed you will see the taxi turning in front of you and will not crash into the side of it.
... the craters left by the B52s. Considering that the Viet Cong were poor and had basic tools it really was a feat of ingenuity especially as they re used the empty shells and other artillery that were used on them by The US to make weapons and booby traps of bamboo spines which inflicted terrible if not fatal injuries on their enemy. After a crawl through these claustrophobic tunnels we head off to the riffle range where we re-enacted scenes ...
... guide told us the rules we have to follow when being inside the temple. We had to take our shoes, hats and sunglasses off and could only walk on the outer side of the building as only followers can walk in the middle of the building. There was a big ball with an eye on it (which represented something silly) and steps around it, we were told off for being on it as the steps represented the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiverside Hotel Saigon Ho Chi Minh City
Nice room we stayed in the suite on 4th floor with balcony over looking the river, we had a family of 4 and this room was good, nice breakfast included in the room rate in the resaurant.
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