|A dirty tunnel rat - click to enlarge|
My first visit to Vietnam was in 1996. It was memorable for many
reasons, but not for the constant rain that dogged our time in the north
and that my camera's focus was buggered, though I didn't find that out
until I got home. All my pictures were ruined. So I returned the
following year, March 1997. These are just two pictures from that trip.
Myself as a tunnel rat at the Cu Chi tunnels in Ben Duoc, where the
group I was with went into the first set of tunnels, half went into the
second level and just four of us went into the claustrophobic third
level. I never want to experience that again, ever. The second picture
is in Hanoi outside Ho's mausoleum, where a whole village lined up for
my camera. They are bused in especially to queue for hours and then walk briefly past Ho's embalmed body. They didn't bat an eyelid when I asked for a picture.
|A Vietnamese village delegation|
Labels: Cu Chi Tunnels, Hanoi, Vietnam