On the Mekong with our lovely guide, Mr Q. On our way up-river into the heart of darkness, lookin' for Colonel Kurtz. The horror; the horror!
Mark Goes Walkabout
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Exploring the Viet Cong's labyrinth of underground tunnels close to Saigon. The tunnels housed 16,000 fighters for ten years during the conflict.
We saw the amazing AO show: dance and acrobatics to tell the story of Vietnam's move from a rural to an urban society, and what's been lost as a result.
Mending the fishing nets in Na Trang while her fisherman husband rests. The two dome-shaped objects are upturned coracles made of bamboo and sealed with cow dung.
On our cycle tour of the area we were introduced to the oldest couple in the village. They've celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary and still tend their extensive market garden. Despite his minute size, the old man was a Viet Cong soldier and fought both the French and the Americans. They have a photo of Ho-Chi-Minh in pride of place in their home.