Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Vinh Moc, Vietnam

Apr 26, 2008 - Visit to DMZ

Double click on photos to enlarge Here tis Saturday 26th and in many respects for us 25th given our destination today – the DMZ which is about 3 hours north of Hue. Got picked up by our driver and guide (same ones as yesterday afternoon) at 8.00am. Headed north out of town and not much to see on the way. Got bits of narrative from the guide who had very good English. One of the advantages of this particular guide was that his mother fought as a guerrilla in the Vietcong and so everything we heard had that particular flavour – Shane would...

Jump to full entry

Mar 28, 2007 - Day tour (Dong Ha, Demilitarized Zone, Khe Sanh)

DMZ day trip We joined a tour group to visit the DMZ and was impressed (and at times) speechless with sorrow over the lives that were lost during the "American War". As we drove through the colourful green rice fields we were reminded of the destruction ... you can see many huge craters caused by the bombings. Though most have been filled in, the larger ones have been left and are now filled with water. We were told that there are still approximately 10 casualties per month in this immediate area due to unexploded 'cluster' bombs (which...

Jump to full entry

Jul 4, 2006 - DM Zone - Vinh Moc Tunnels & Khe Sanh

This long day trip out of Hue is one for the history buffs, especially for going to some of the major sites of the Vietnam-American War. Not far north of Hue are the towns and places around the old de-militarised zone which split north and south Vietnam. Most of these places were household names in the USA in the late 1960s as they appeared on their TV screens each evening. First stop were the towns of Quang Tri and Dong Ha (in South Vietnam), both of which were pretty much obliterated by both sides as they changed hands a few times. They...

Jump to full entry

Nov 15, 2005 - Demilitarised Zone Tour (DMZ)

We had to be up and ready and standing outside waiting for our coach by 6am ... yawn!! Why they have to have these tours start so early, I just don't know. Anyway, it was worth it even though it was a long day. The coach stopped for breakfast along the way - fried eggs in a baguette with the most potent strong cup of coffee ever (served with condensed milk). And this is when the co-pilot and tour guide made up! Our tour guide boarded our bus just before we were to stop for breakfast and it wasn't long into his introduction when he just...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal