Today turned out pretty nice…. It certainly was brutally hot and steamy. I left on my tour and headed for Vung Tau, formally Cap St. Jacques when the French occupied Vietnam. The drive was interesting, taking about an hour. We made a stop along the way and saw people pulling shrimp out of the water at low tide….. busy bunch of folks playing in the mud. Vung Tau is a lovely place and is also the center for Vietnam’s oil industry. There is a fair amount of off shore drilling here I guess. Our first stop was the former Royal Residence of Bach Dinh, the white villa. It was a lovely place with great views. Next we went to a Buddhist Temple with a fairly substantial reclining Buddha. Finally we stopped for a photo stop at the 100 foot statue of Jesus which was put in place in 1970 during the American occupation. There were lots of opportunities to capture some nice photos of the locals. I also loved all the boats along the river. They continuously are cruising up and down the river and come In all shapes ans sizes. Tomorrow is a day at sea before my big adventure in Bangkok, Thailand….