14.12.2004 30 °C
We got up early this morning and caught a taxi to our travel agents. From there it was on a bus to start the tour. It took us 2 and a half hours to get to our first stop - Cao Dai Temple - home of cadosim. It was impressive and we were lucky enough to see a prayer and chanting session.
It was then back on the bus for about 10 minutes til we stopped for lunch - i had the best mushrooms ever. After lunch it was back on the bus for another hour til we arrived at the Cu Chi tunnels. When we got there we watched a movie - very onesided, and you can guess which side, before heading into the tunnels. I was one of the group who could fit into the original hole so i was pretty proud of myself. We explored the tunnel system - i went down to the second level - it felt like a cardio workout - i dont know how they did it, plus it is pitch black - nothing like a bit of claustrophobia to make you move through the tunnels quicker.
Our guide then showed us some of the booby traps they used - it was so gruesome. We then headed off to the shooting range - i shot an AK47 - it really hurts your shoulders - i think it will be the only time in my life when i ever fire a gun.
We caught the bus back to Saigon then caught a taxi home. Went to bed without dinner because i was exhausted.