Combative Cu Chi Tunnels; Tunnels, Tapioca and Typhoon

Little bubbles of excitement were rising up inside me. Ever since I studied the Vietnam war in sixth form, I had wanted to come to Vietnam and see the Cu Chi tunnels. And today was that day! The Cu Chi tunnels are located about 70 kilometres from central Ho Chi Minh city and are an…

Hectic Ho Chi Minh City; Chaotic Crossing, Cathedrals and Coffee

The relative peace and tranquility of the deserted Ho Chi Minh airport washed over us as we entered the arrival hall. Little did we realise what a rarity this would become in a city populated with 7.5 million people and 5 million motorbikes. “Controlled” chaos would be a term I would apply to Ho Chi…