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The city of 5 million motorbikes!

rain 24 °C

We spent 4 days in Saigon and by the end of it I was 20 % confident that I could cross the road without being flattened by a moto - a huge improvement from my intitial reaction which was to grab chris' arm and scream the whole way across.


We spent our time looking around, visiting museums and avoiding motos.



For a day trip we went to the 250km long Cu Chi tunnels where the Viet Cong lived, hid and fought. The network of tunnels includes living areas, kitchens, weapons factories and command centres!

Chris was brave to go right through but I took one look in, breathed the dusty air and that was enough for me.

Chris had a go at firing a ??? Forgotten and Chris is getting his hair cut so can't ask!

We were shown various trap doors that they used.

The trip was interesting....loads of tourists and all from a communist perspective.

Posted by nzchris 00:57

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What a beautiful looking city, well that photo anyway. 250 kms of tunnels - unbelievable. Sounds like you were taking your life into your hands each time you crossed the road.

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