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Cu Chi Tunnels

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Today we went to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Our guide called himself Lionel Ritchie and whenever he wasn’t telling us about the tunnels, he was singing.

The tunnels themselves are pretty amazing and after only 100m’s my legs were burning from trying to walk/shuffle in a space no taller than waist height. I can’t even imagine attempting this with a full pack and a gun. No wonder they just preferred to bomb them.

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The next stop was the shooting range where I attempted to shoot some targets with a machine gun, I wasn’t very successful but I looked cool so that’s okay.

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On our way back from the tunnels to Ho Chi Minh we stopped at a place called Handicapped handicrafts, where people with all kinds of disabilities make things from vases to paintings and mosaics. Heaps of cool stuff there, but nothing within our budget.

When we were back on the bus Lionel told everyone to get their passports out for the Cambodian border crossing. It was obvious he was joking but a few older couples at the front of the bus fully freaked out thinking they were going to be dumped in Cambodia with all their stuff still in Ho Chi Minh. After a laugh at their expense and a few more songs from Lionel we were back at our hotel ready to plan tomorrow :)

Posted by KyleMac 23:44 Archived in Vietnam Tagged vietnam tunnel cu_chi machine_gun Comments (0)

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