Guest Speaker and fellow member Peter Robertson who was introduced by John Earwaker.  Peter spoke about his recent Habitat for Humanity trip to Vietnam.  This was Peters 11th trip for Habit for Humanity and it is always a lot of fun. Peter went to Hanoi and it is a very busy place with millions of motorbikes which carry a variety of people and goods.  The weather was very wet and rained and rained and this held up the build of the house. The rain also caused flooding with the temperatures never below 30 and mostly was at 37 degrees. Vietnam produces a lot of rice.  Despite the rain, the build evolved.  Peter noticed there are a lot of shines & dragon sculptors most everywhere you visit.  A very interesting trip Peter did was visiting the Cu Chi tunnels. 
The tunnels of Củ Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Củ Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City(Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Củ Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War and were the Viet Cong's base of operations for most of the war. The tunnels were used by Viet Cong soldiers as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous North Vietnamese fighters.
 
The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces and helped to counter the growing American military effort. Peter said really the Americans did not have a chance fighting soldiers travelling via tunnels.  Peter will give another presentation about Vietnam when the computer is not playing up and it will be about his time spent after the Habitat for Humanity build.