Thursday morning we went to the airport and were greeted by Merry Christmas signs. Seems a little early to me, Singapore. :)
Tatum requested to sit by Caleb which was more than fine with us! ;)
Caleb got his visa for Vietnam in advance. Ours never worked out so we had to get a visa on arrival. We were really worried it would take forever and we would keep him waiting and wasting his time in Vietnam at the airport. Thankfully it was a really quick process and we were out of there in plenty of time for a Cu Chi Tunnel tour we had tentatively booked. We waited at a large grocery store for them to pick us up and our gets Vietnam stardom began.
He's kissing him! That would be so weird in America.
The tour we booked was a bus tour but to call the vehicle a bus seems a bit extreme. It was probably closer to a large van. But regardless it was a tight ride for sure. We were the last ones to get picked up so there were no seats together. Someone was nice enough to move so Brennan and Tatum could sit together but the rest of us were separated. The aisle was tiny and and there was virtually no leg room. Caleb got a luxury ride in the front. At least it looked luxurious from where I sat. But he said there was absolutely no AC up there and he was baking. But he did have a more exciting view:
Our first stop on the tour was to a place called Handicapped Handicrafts. They employ individuals with handicaps to make this amazing artwork with egg shells. We obviously didn't look at the tour very closely because we had no idea we were stopping here. But it was fun to see the artwork and a great opportunity to stretch our legs.
Caleb tried it out though.
The video cracks me up because of the guide's obsession with the fact that Caleb was an American. He referred to that fact constantly the whole afternoon. In just this short video you can hear him make reference to it twice. It was hilarious and kind of uncomfortable. He actually fought in the war but on the same side as America. He clearly harbors some resentment toward America for their abandonment which is totally understandable but also totally unrelated to us. I was grateful he chose Caleb as his targeted American and left the rest of us alone.
The hole seemed quite tiny. If you could get down to at least a squat inside there then there were tunnels going horizontal you could try to crawl through.
Caleb did the whole thing and got this awesome rear shot of the person in front of him.
And this creepy picture of himself near one of the small lights in the tunnel.
Coming out at the other end. He said it was miserably hot, dark and cramped. He definitely didn't make us sad we didn't do it.