INSIDE THE VIET CONG TUNNELS

So here I am in Cu Chi one of the 163 miles of tunnels north of Saigon that let the Viet Cong appear and vanish as if by magic and led to some of the fiercest bombing and defoliation in the war. It’s weird down here. So come along for the tour. I guarantee...

SAIGON: UNCHARTED TERRITORY

So here we go — into the Big Muddy — a.k.a. the tiny waterways of Saigon’s District 2 which take us out of the urban core and into, well, a whole other world very much like the Mekong Delta. We found this boat by accident. A guy at the dock was...

SAIGON BY NIGHT

Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) at night is a wonderfully garish spectacle. Here’s the big night time market. (Check out the last post for a shot of the death-defying gauntlet of mopeds you have to face to get to the market. Here’s Daniel wandering a line of...

THE HEAT IS ON IN SAIGON

Whee! This is the start of a series that’ll take us from Ho Chi Minh City (still known as Saigon to most people who live there) up to Hanoi and over to the 11th century temples of Angor Watt, Cambodia. Watch out for the mopeds. There’s not a heckuva lot to...