On Saturday, my final full day in Vietnam, Huong took me on a bus trip to the Cu Chi tunnels east of SaiGon. It is an incredible network of about 150 KM of tunnels that cover an area about 100KM x 100KM and was used for guerrilla defense during the war. The tunnel network was actually three levels deep in places and included kitchen and hospital facilities.
After returning to Sai Gon in the afternoon, we met up with another friend and toured the reunification palace, which also served as the home of the South Vietnamese President during the war and was the site of the famous picture of the North Vietnamese tank crashing through the fence during the final takeover of the South by the North.
We ended the evening with a final local dinner of “half-folded rice” yet another delicious food experience!