Vung Tau

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Journal of our recent trip February March 2006

Vung Tau

Wedding reception of Trevor and Ky

Chau Chuot and Dylan at Dam Sen

Tay Ninh

Cu Chi


Da Nang

Nha Trang


Tu Duc's Tomb

Imperial City

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Suoi Tien Park

Vietnamese Navy Headquarters

Bien Hoa

Mekong Delta

USARV Headquarters

Ba Son Ship Yard



Vung Tau
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.