I saw Jesus today

Today we had to get up at 6 am to go to the Vung Tau resort. It was a three hour drive but it went by really fast surprisingly. We stopped along the way there and I picked up some bang bao which is one of my favorite Vietnamese foods. On our drive to the resort I noticed that there was still a lot of commercial areas, more than I expected. It felt a lot similar to shops that you would find in Ho Chi Minh City, there were a lot of restaurants and clothing stores. I also noticed heaps of litter that were on the side of the road during the drive. There were just loads of trash dumped in rivers and in the grass. Motorbikes were just as prominent out there as they are in the cities. The people were very similar as well, except I noticed there were less homeless people. Our first stop in Vung Tau was at the Jesus statue. We hiked up around 500 steps to get to the Jesus statue. I probably sweat about a liter of sweat it felt like it was around 100 degrees. Then we went to the top of the Jesus statue and had an incredible view of Vung Tau and the South China Sea. Once we got to the Vung Tau Resort we had a two our long lunch with around seven courses. It was definitely the best meal I’ve had in Vietnam so far. After lunch I decided to check out the ocean. I immediately saw a jellyfish hovering towards my leg so I was quick to get out of there. Instead I headed to the infinity pool. My friends and I bought a volleyball from the vendor and played taps and jackpot which are two pool games most of us played as kids. As I was relaxing in a beach chair it started to pour heavy rain. It was convenient timing because we were about to leave the resort anyways. Luckily over the course of today’s trip I didn’t get sunburnt at all. I saw a bunch of other people did so I was extremely lucky. I was really impressed with the hotel because the food was excellent, the pool was warm and nice, and the beach was amazing. It was very similar to a resort I’ve been to in Punta Cana a few years ago.

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