Our schedule was a tight one so we awoke and went to Vung Tau on our first morning.
We were up early and went to De Tham Street for breakfast
At the foot of Nguyen Hue is the river and the dock where the hydrofoil leaves
from. The Hydrofoil leaves almost every hour. The trip is about an hour and
a half and it is a nice trip.
We see many villages and small boats along the river. Some boats carry cargo
and some are fishing. Around the Saigon port area there are many large ships.
Dock, in Vung Tau, where the hydrofoil leaves passengers off.
Dylan getting his first dip in the South China Sea.
Dylan in the pool at the Cap St Jacques. A night at the Cap St Jacques was $25
USD in 2003 and is now $35 USD. As it happened we got the same room as 2003.
Dylan and I climbed up to the statue of Christ on the mountain. I had thought
I remembered that there were 400 and some steps from last time however there
were actually 817. On the left and right of Christ's feet are two large French
gun emplacements. Rather interesting juxtaposition.