Cao Dai and Cu Chi
Ho Chi Minh City Travel Blog› entry 43 of 122 › view all entries
January 12th, 2009 – by: roxyiana
After that we went to the Cu Chi tunnels which were in a word, tiny- even though they were extended to accommodate Westerners. We went the whole way through (well not the full 12km- just the bit open to the public) while most people escaped through the air holes. There was one part where I had to lay down and shuffle through. When I finally resurfaced I was all hot and sweaty but they gave us free tea and potato stuff. It made me think “No wonder the Vietnamese won the war!” because I found it hard to be down there for a few minutes, let alone months at a time.
Got back to HCMC at about 6pm and got a bus to Cholon (China Town) which was more hectic than the rest of HCMC. It was market closing time, so there was an inevitable pile of rubbish with every step. Ate at another street place and had an awesome meal for 16,000D! (65p!!) I love
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