73 Photos - May 15, 2013
Photo: the archipelago from air, straight horizontal line is the airstrip runwayPhoto: the Mekong delta, under plane's wingspanPhoto: when land meets ocean...Photo: Poulo Condor (or Côn Đảo) from afarPhoto: landing, just a few dozens fathoms above sea levelPhoto: the ATR-72 airplanePhoto: Photo: Photo: near the town, the quay can be seen on the far rightPhoto: Côn Sơn coffee, at the quayPhoto: a typical French colonial house (roof is not of original tiles)Photo: a mix of French & traditional Vietnamese house stylesPhoto: the old French time prisonPhoto: praying !?Photo: this time of year, the kind of red flower is in full bloom all over the islandPhoto: this time of year, the kind of red flower is in full bloom all over the islandPhoto: this time of year, the kind of red flower is in full bloom all over the islandPhoto: near "mũi tàu bể" - "cape of ocean ship"Photo: hòn Bảy Cạnh - "heptagon" islandPhoto: near "mũi tàu bể" - "cape of ocean ship"Photo: mũi tàu bể - "cape of ocean ship"Photo: Photo: Photo: on the road to Cỏ Ống airportPhoto: the quayPhoto: from the quay...Photo: a lazy vessel...Photo: Photo: Photo: "mũi cá mập" - "cape of shark"Photo: "mũi cá mập" - "cape of shark"Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: near "mũi cá mập" - "cape of sharks" with "đỉnh Tình yêu" - "Love peak" in the backgroundPhoto: Photo: "Love peak"Photo: đỉnh Tình yêu - "Love peak"Photo: bến Đầm, the naval portPhoto: Đầm Trầu beachPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: the hot fresh water fountain on a side of Đầm Trầu beach...Photo: mangrove palm trees in the background...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Núi Một pagoda, with its large lotus pond around the hill footPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: on the way to RADAR peak, about 550 m in height ... Military restricted region, no photo allowed on the peak :-(Photo: a fishing vessel passes by Cape of SharkPhoto: "Love peak", around 7 PMPhoto: "Ông Đụng" beach, this beach has a coral floor, not sand floor as usual...Photo: "Ông Đụng" beachPhoto: road to "Ông Đụng" beach, the forest here has quite a lot of birds, who sing all the time, but can hardly see them...Photo: Photo: a nice dinghyPhoto: sunset near the town...Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: