Indochina Adventure (Part 9) – Down the Cu Chi Tunnels

My brother-in-law Paul trying a tunnel for size!

After a great day exploring up the Mekong Delta for today we had opted to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.

Cu Chi played host to 18,000 guerillas during The Vietnam War and they waged a hit and run war against American forces from the 125 miles of hand-dug passageways. Today parts of this tunnel network have been opened up to the public giving a glimpse of what life must have been like for those living through this period in history. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 9) – Down the Cu Chi Tunnels”

Indochina Adventure (Part 8) – Up the Mekong Delta

A traffic-jam of Sampans along The Mekong Delta

When visiting Vietnam there are certain musts and a trip to The Mekong Delta is one of them!

Now back in Saigon having flown south from the dreary and wet north central area we were more than ready for a hot and sultry trip by boat up this famous river delta. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 8) – Up the Mekong Delta”

Indochina Adventure (Part 4) – Riding The Reunification Express

The Reunification Express

Sitting at a sweltering Saigon railway station sweating profusely under the noisy rotating ceiling fans I began to doubt my sanity for the first time on this trip.

I had dragged all my travel companions along with me on this little venture of mine, this personal quest to travel through the night on a famed sleeper train, north across the vast landscapes of Vietnam to the old and ancient royal capital of Hué. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 4) – Riding The Reunification Express”

Indochina Adventure (Part 2) – The Emperor’s Pagoda

Dodging mopeds and bikes in Saigon

With a couple of days downtime in Saigon before catching the train north to Hué it was time to venture out into the city and soak up some of the culture and sights that this famous city had to offer. Continue reading “Indochina Adventure (Part 2) – The Emperor’s Pagoda”