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    Talking Vietnam Hammock Adventure

    G'day all


    over 2500 post since I last logged on for 5 minutes. I got some reading to do

    Over the past month I had the opportunity to travel around Vietnam

    It was a experience I wont soon forget...



    Here are the pictures of the hammocks I saw along the way.

    Just first there is a couple of pictures of Hammocks used by the Viet Cong at the Cu Chi tunnels. I want to say that I share these in the interest of the hammock in them and I sincerely mean not to offend anyone who lost a friend, family member, comrade there, or who saw action there.


    First here is a beautiful hammock that I found at a national park I stayed at.








    Here I am at a hammock cafe




    Relaxing on evening. Check the suspension






    My guide rests while I explore




    Hammock in a stand that I used while I stayed in a home stay



    its double layer




    V.C. hammock and tarp at the Cu Chi tunnels



    a modle of a hammock in a sleeping chamber of the Cu Chi tunnels




    more hammock road stops that are very common in the south







    a mesh hammock






    someone asleep in a hammock as I walked past





    some hammock suspensions that I saw








    There were many other photo opportunities that I missed as I was going to fast at the time or didnt have the camera on me.

    some of the neat ones I wish I had captured was the driver of a cattle truck had stopped on the road in the country, let the cattle out and they were all over the road and he strung up a hammock in the back cage usually for the cattle.

    very clever.

    The other were on boats or in between posts and trees at the markets and between cars and what not. it was great fun seeing where the next hammock was going to be hung.


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    Awsime trip report. And all those hammocks wow. Thank you for sharing.
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    Great report! It looks like you had a great time. I didn't see any bugnets. Did you?

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    super report.

    It's interesting that hammocks are so popular there.....

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    excellent work. thanks for sharing. that is an awful looking bunch of tarps, but hey whatever works.
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    Wow, thanks for sharing.

    The hammock road stop was interesting. I wish we had those here in the states!
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    Very cool!!! Thank you very much for sharing all that! Hope you'll have more later.
    Hammocks may be a new fad to some here in the US, but that's a great example of how it's just a part of every day life some places.
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    That was awesome thanks for sharing. Like AS said I wish they had those hammock road stops here in the states.
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    Thanks for the trip report---I thought the hammock pictures were very interesting! I thought hammock camping was somthing new, but I guess not! I loved the rest stop pictures!

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    Wow. Amazing to see how ingrained hammocks are to their culture. A hammock cafe...who would have thought?
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