Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Cu Chi Tunnels

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We were in the van for 11 hours going from Dalat to Saigon.  On the long drive I put photos up on the blog and we stopped at these large rock formations from a volcano erruption.

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Floating village

Our first excursion of the day were the Cu Chi Tunnels
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This was one of many boobie traps set around the jungle.  This particular one had bamboo spears at the bottom that had poison on the tips.  If a person walked on the spinning plank they would be in for a sharp surprise.

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These were little covered fox holes for people to hide under the leaves

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Entrance into some of the tunnels

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They had a shooting range for various guns.  I did NOT shoot any guns.  I was too scared.

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We learned how rice paper was made

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Going through the tunnels was very hot

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We are in one of the hidden rooms that actually was regular human height

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