HNY in HCM
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Happy New Year! After having a massive day yesterday having finished off our motorbike trip, gone to Vietnam Idol and celebrated NYE until the very early hours of the morning, VB and I managed a few hours of shut eye, only to be up and adam for a Cu Chi Tunnels tour. Probably not the best thing to do on New Years Day whilst nursing hangovers, but trying to make the most of our time was the prevailing objective at this stage. After treating ourselves to a greasy breakfast to dull the sensation of the previous nights after effects, we were off on another tourist duty. Luckily we were on a tour bus so we could veg out on the bus journey out to the tunnels.
When we got out to the tunnels, there were demonstrations and explanations of the various tunnels used during the way and we were amazed at how small the tunnel openings were in the ground and even more amazed when the very nimble and very slight soldiers, demonstrated how they would suddenly drop into the tunnels and effectively disappear.
After the tour we relaxed back in our hotel for a bit before heading off to do some shopping and some more sightseeing around the city. We loved all the beautiful French architecture in many of the buildings around the city centre and contrasted this to the bustling countless numbers of motorbikes, scooters, bicycles zooming around the city.