During the war, the viet cong built a network of tunnels underground in the jungle to hide from the Americans. They knew that these tunnels would be their advantage as they knew the jungle a lot better than the Americans.
Today we went on a day trip to see some of these tunnels, the cu chi tunnels. We had a tour by the most anti-American tour guide and so it soon got really annoying how bias he was. His idea of the war was that American didn't want to stop communism but instead wanted to take over all of Asia, starting with Vietnam. There was no arguing this point with him despite the U.S. Government saying it was to prevent communism and the Russians -
More believable than taking over Asia. He went on so many rants about it. In the end we stopped listening to him.
We had the opportunity to crawl through a section of the tunnel and Mark did. I didn't because I'm not good with small spaces that I can't quickly get out of. The tunnels were 1m 20cm high and 80cm wide and around 7m underground in the sweaty dark - no thank you.
At the half way point, there was a shooting range. Mark was like a small child, so excited. He'd made a friend on the tour called Billy from Aspen who loves snowboarding as much as Mark so they paid to share 3 guns between them. Mark shot an M30 browning (machine gun, an M1 sniper and a M60 machine gun. That's all he talks about for the rest of the day whilst watching the video over and over. Such a boy thing to do.