Saigon… shit; I’m still only in Saigon… Every time I think I’m gonna wake up back in the jungle.
Captain Benjamin L. Willard, Apocalypse Now (1979)
It was a long, strange, great tour today. Twelve hours packed full of insights, adventures, and more food than one should consume in any given day. But as I have the first flight out to Danang in the morning, and my alarm is set for 3:30 AM, there isn’t time to do this justice. Then again, there may never be time enough to get any post right so far as I’m concerned. So why should today be any different.
What places we went. What places we saw. The itinerary was a drive out to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a jungle guerilla warfare city underground that the Viet Cong used to great advantage and to devastating effect during the Vietnam War/Aggression by America War (depending on your point of view). From there we were off to the Mekong River, cruising around to various small islands and getting a real jungle cruise vibe. Yes there was a lot of driving but when you can stretch out across three seats and the A/C is working just fine, it was a fine way to go.
As I’m having problems getting the photos off my iPhone, I’ll leave it here for the time being. I’ll try and write on the plane to Danang tomorrow and get this up before too long.
Here though are a few preview images, presented without commentary, as a teaser for the longer post.