We (me, my friend Tom, and 3 of my roommates) decided to spend the first four days of Tet in Vũng Tàu, a small beach town on the South Peninsula of Vietnam.
Riding on the bus, less than 2 hours ride from HCMC.
View from the apartment we rented.
On top of the mountain in the back you can see the famous Vũng Tàu Jesus statue. But we didn't visit it on this trip.
Drinking beer on the beach. Vũng Tàu is a much cleaner city than HCMC. There are garbage cans everywhere.
Me and Tuna!
Me and Skyler!
Getting street breakfast.
Exploring a park that is all decked out for Tet.
They're putting up giant chicken statues for the year of the rooster.
We rode up to a lighthouse on top of the hill, which looked over the entire city.
We think this was probably something old and military related? Vũng Tàu used to be an important military base.
Overall, a really chill quiet little town. But it was a nice couple days to just get out of the city and hang out with my roommates. And being able to drive 2 hours in January and go swimming in the ocean is pretty rad.