Woke up to the sound of blaring techno at 7am. They have some sort of festival going on and what better time to do a sound check?
No plans for today. We had thought of doing a spot of rock climbing but the weather forecast looked bad. Plus with my toe I wasn't going to slip into some climbing shoes very easily. Instead we did the small walk up to the cannon fort, built to fight the French and later used against the Americans. It is on a small, strategic hill dominating the nearby seas. I read on the ticket a drink was included at the terrace bar at the top. When we reached there and asked for a couple of bottles of water and the woman asked for money. When we said it was included she said oh, yes. You really need to keep your wits about you here.
The two cannons are suitably impressive, and there are a few rooms with items used by the soldiers during the war: rifles, radios, ammunition boxes... There is also a scary U-shaped tunnels and a few sleeping quarters with beds.
This is our last full day in Vietnam. Tomorrow we travel to Hanoi and from there to Sydney to start the English-speaking leg of the journey. Sadly it will be less exotic, but I'm sure we'll make up for that in other ways.