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:: Tuesday, October 28, 2003 ::
Another QuickBlog: In Saigon for a few days
We hit Saigon the other day to an onslaught of rain. But that passed quickly and actually cooled things off quite a bit. After playing a little bit of musical chairs with our hotel (they put us on the "fourth floor", which actually turned out to be the sixth floor -- with no elevator), we settled in and have enjoyed scouting out the city. The War Remnants museum was particularly powerful, featuring the largest collection of photographs from the "Unjust American War" as they call it here. (Vietnam has had so many wars on its soil in the last 100 years, you have to work to keep track of them all).
The food here has also been exceptional, both Vietnamese as well as French. Commerce and creativity are both alive and well here in communist Vietnam, that's for sure, both in Saigon and North.
The other amazing site we checked out was the Cu Chi tunnels -- 250 km of underground tunnels that the VC used to terrorize and attack American troops during the war. The tunnels are architectural masterpieces, with all kind of ingenious security devices as well as engineering for water, air, food, light, etc.
That's all I have time for now; we're off tomorrow to Siem Reap in Cambodia for a few days before we start to get ready for our journey back to the States.
:: Jason 9:30:00 PM [+] ::