More Vacation Photos: Vietnam Getaway

If ever you’re in SE Asia the week before Christmas and you just want to get away from it all for a bit, I highly recommend heading out to Long Hai Beach. Actually, I recommend it any time of year.

Middle of the day, a week before Christmas, the whole beach to ourselves.
Middle of the day, a week before Christmas, the whole beach to ourselves.
Temps in the upper 80's, a nice breeze blowing off the ocean, water warm as your bathtube.
Temps in the upper 80’s, a nice breeze blowing off the ocean, water warm as your bathtube.
Just be sure to follow the rules. #2 was a favorite of ours.
Just be sure to follow the rules. #2 was a favorite of ours.

fishing boats

seashells

Also, be prepared to meet the locals.
Also, be prepared to meet the locals.
This one's in Stealth Mode.
This one’s in Stealth Mode.

decorative fishing net

The resort was really nice.  I was not all too fond of the open air bathrooms however.  Toads in the shower.  Gecko's scurrying past the toilet.  I prefer to answer the call of nature without actual nature stopping by to say hello.
The resort was really nice. I was not all too fond of the open air bathrooms however. Toads in the shower. Gecko’s scurrying past the toilet. I prefer to answer the call of nature without actual nature stopping by to say hello.
As long as you're in the area, it's an easy hour ride to Vung Tau, a small-ish port city.
As long as you’re in the area, it’s an easy hour ride to Vung Tau, a small-ish port city.
Vung Tau is most famous for their Jesus statue.  According to them, it's the tallest in the world.  Yes, even taller than that one in Brazil.
Vung Tau is most famous for their Jesus statue. According to them, it’s the tallest in the world. Yes, even taller than that one in Brazil.
It's a serious hike up a lot of steps to see Jesus close up.  On the way, there are a number of statues depicting scenes from the Bible,  Any guesses on this one?
It’s a serious hike up a lot of steps to see Jesus close up. On the way, there are a number of statues depicting scenes from the Bible, Any guesses on this one?
All in all, a very relaxing, very good time for all of us.  And a great way to conclude our time in Vietnam.
All in all, a very relaxing, very good time for all of us. And a great way to conclude our time in Vietnam.
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