Khe Xanh

We start early this morning and divide into two 1960's jeeps that were left in Vietnam from the war. We head inland towards the Ho Chi Minh Trail along dramatic mountain scenery, traditional villages, stopping at a waterfall for a swim and enjoying a basic lunch. We will fill coolers with some beers, soft drinks and water so that we can enjoy the ride with the top down and the sun on us - Vietnam as few others ever get to see it. We arrive in the late evening to Khe Xanh. The town was infamous during the war as having the most dangerous air base for soldiers to be based at. With the Ho Chi Minh Trail crawling through the mountains around it, then soldiers dug into their bunkers in a life of peril. The remnants of the base still exist today with an extensive bunker network and a mess building still standing. The base is littered with rockets and remnants, but is cleared and safe from Unexploded Ordinance. A basic Vietnamese style dinner and lunch are provided today.

Khe Xanh