on tourist duty in saigon
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 164 of 212 › view all entries
June 1st, 2007 – by: ulysses
the war remnants museum was stunning and shocking... pictures of the war, war crimes and agent orange victims. very disturbing to watch. also there was a family walking laughing through the exhibition halls and pointing at agent orange pictures... and of course the minute you step outside to think about what you have seen you have 5 moto drivers in your face. all those punks should be sent back in time
in the evening i decided to check out downtown nightlife, i.e. q bar and apocalypse now... not much going on so not really worth it. i was surprised by how modern downtown saigon is, though.
cu chi tunnels... oh my... that was almost as bad as the boat trip. about 60 people in our 2 busses, 1 tourguide and even more people at the site itself which is rather boring... cu chi tunnels are the 200km tunnel network of the cu chi rebels during the vietnam war. it's a very touristy affair, not much to see of the tunnels at all, just some prepared showcases. most disturbing thing is the shooting range where you can fire off a ak47.
and there was one americanized family consisting of grandma, mother, aunt and 3 kids - all very overweight, loud and pushy. i so hoped the get stuck in the tunnel, i wouldn't have stopped laughing
my health is still on a roller coaster at the moment, don't know what to think of it but it's not really bad so no doc.
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