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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Papa san and his cart

The Vietnamese are very ingenious when it comes to these things. Necessity is clearly the mother of invention. Here we have a vintage jeep trailer left over from the war being used with a brahma pulling it for multi purpose work I'm sure. I noticed lots of these type inventions in my travels in Vietnam.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Vinh Moc Tunnel Complex

The Vinh Moc tunnels in North Vietnam were a major distibution point along the Ho Chi Minh trail. supplies coming in from China were broken down and transported inland or down the coast from this important supply line. The US decimated the town and surrounding countryside in hopes of shutting this vital link down but it just drove the people underground to do their work. Many people lived in the tunnel complex and it was much more elaborate than the CHu Chi complex in the south 114 miles all together including trenches to and from the different villages in the province, it had many levels and rooms and openings along it's path and one out to the sea at a very beautiful beach area featured below.