Cruising into Ho Chi Minh City (still called Saigon by everybody including the Vietnamese) is not a joyous arrival. First off, the port is not in Saigon—it’s in Phu My. Getting to Saigon is a long and arduous process involving a 2-hour bus ride. Once in the city, it is hot (96 degrees) and dusty. We have done this trek many times; but this time, we opted to visit the resort town of Vung Tau instead. Only a 45-minute drive from the port. Along the way, we passed through Tan Hoa and Ba Ria stopping to view Buddhist Temples and take some pictures. We had a great day and returned to the dock, shopping the tiny market shipside before boarding.