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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Vietnam: Saigon (well, that's what the locals call it!)...

Are you two married?
No.
Girlfriends?
No.
Would you like to eat some dog?
No.
Fire some American rifles? We have AK47s?
No.
Would you like to go to the tunnels where the Viet Cong hid from the Americans during the American War?
Sure.

The Cu Chi tunnels are deep underground structures down to three levels totalling 250km. They were used for meeting, dining, living and fighting by the Viet Cong. At anyone time 1000 people lived underground and the tunnels contained numerous gruesome booby traps to stop American soldiers gaining access to them. Women and children lived down there to as well as the fighters. They are now held as great examples of Vietnamese resistance and ingenuity. We found them to be fascinating but rather sad. 3,000 Vietnamese people died in those tunnels. And they were used to kill many US soldiers too.






1 comment:

  1. Thank you for taking some time to write this post. History teaches us that booby traps were used since ancient times and that even the great pharaohs of Egypt trusted their efficiency and used them to secure their tombs. Hollywood also teaches us that booby traps can be either a fun way to prank your friends (if you know how to do them correctly) or a nasty trap for monsters and other creatures you don’t want around your house (or cabin in the woods). See more http://survival-mastery.com/skills/scouting/booby-traps.html

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