TRIPPED spends a week in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City to get geared up and ready for a month long motorcycle trip to Northern Vietnam and Ha Long Bay. While in Ho Chi Minh City, they take a time-out to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi tunnels were used by the Viet Cong soldiers during the Vietnam (Or American) War. The tunnels have been greatly increased in size to accommodate tourism but retain their original claustrophobic feel. They aren’t a place that you want to get stuck between two overly excited and nervous tour groups. In perhaps the most historically sensitive move, visitors can also shoot a wide array of guns while visiting the site. Everything from a M1 Garand up to a jeep mounted machine gun can used and visitors just need to pay for the ammunition. The Cu Chi Tunnels are a short drive outside of Ho Chi Minh City and are an attraction you don’t want to miss if you’re in the Southern part of Vietnam. It was especially interesting to visit as Americans almost 50 years after the end of the conflict.
Some say Diemer was raised by wolves. Others claim the spirits of the forest played a part. Most however, would agree that he was raised by his parents in a house.
A living oddity, he is one of the few living men who can legally drive a Class A dump truck but also knows why you’d pay more for a full canvas suit.
While blessed with many useless gifts, he is not a man without weakness. To this day he is unable to throw a baseball or “pigskin” in front of others without fear of ridicule.
FAVORITE PLACES: Anywhere best explored on a motorbike: Vietnam, the Philippines, Santorini and Bali.