the night bus...and two days to recover
24.08.2010 - 25.08.2010
So to get to Nha Trang we had to endure our first night bus experience. We were last picked up so there were no low level beds to choose from. So up to the top bunks we went. It was not the smoothest ride, and even if we'd been sitting up I'm sure we'd have found it exhausting. The beds are about 5ft 3 long, so a little short for me - and way short for cal! He managed to put his legs over the bars to the bed infront (which no-one was sleeping in)
The journey was 9 hours from Saigon to Nha Trang, the toilet on the bus didn't work so I was delighted when the bus driver stopped for toilet breaks every few hours.
We arrived in Nha Trang at 6am, and were staying at Son & Daughter guest house. Really nice place, in backpacker area. We were delighted when they told us we could go straight to our room where we enjoyed several hours of calm, stationary sleep.
When we got up we went for some breakfast and a wander around nha trang. There is not alot to see or do in Nha Trang. Yeah there is a beach...but not alot else. We walked all the way to the market in the north area of town, then got a taxi back. The rest our time in Nha Trang was spent killing time. The next day we went to see if we could get a ride on the cable car...but you can't unless you want to go to Vinpearl Land (vietnams answer to Disneyland) so that was a waste of a taxi fare. We spent the afternoon in Luisiana Brewery on the beach, they have their own micro brewery and some tasty food. Back to the hostel, to watch a DVD (interrupted by an hour long power cut) and wait on another night bus to take us to Hoi An.
Nha Trang is alright...but i'm glad we didn't spent more than one night there!