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Nha Trang

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  • Day110

    Friday is a hashing day

    September 21 in Vietnam

    This morning was the Red Dress Run with about 200 or so people in all states of red. The men, of course, had the sexiest outfits, many complete with balloons for grossly exaggerated but extremely funny breasts. I'm sure the locals will be talking about us for quite some time!

    Yesterday's trip to the amusement park ended on a sour note. On our last water slide, my friend and his wife went tandem with her in back. He held on, but she slipped loose and rammed her two front teeth into the back of his scalp. She was fine, but he had to go to the hospital for several stitches. The remaining five of us couldn't help them, so--as true friends must--we rode a final roller coaster (best one of all) and went back to the hotels. They were both back at the hash this morning looking none the worse for wear.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️
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  • Day108

    Nha Trang

    September 19 in Vietnam

    Getting a haircut with a Marine who couldn't stand his hair being so long. He got a high fade. I got a mohawk. The shop also has beer and UFC on TV. Loving Vietnam even more now.

    So long [for now] and thanks for all the fish. ✌️

  • Day4

    Nha Trang

    October 26, 2017 in Vietnam

    Leider mussten wir die gesamte Strecke von 134km durch strömenden Regen Fahren und waren somit schon nach wenigen Kilometern pitsche patsche Nass. Trotzdem konnten wir die Fahrt durch die wunderschöne Natur genießen. 🌳🌴

  • Day85

    Nha Trang, Vietnam

    June 16, 2015 in Vietnam

    Wij gaan naar DE badplaats van Vietnam. Wat ons opvalt is de grote stroom aan Russische toeristen. Misschien een beetje te vergelijken met de Nederlanders die elk jaar naar de Spaanse Costa's gaan. Gelukkig zijn ze niet allemaal zo slecht als dat ze in Amerikaanse films doen voorkomen, al zien ze er wel zo uit en heeft de stad een fijne sfeer. De locals zijn hier helemaal ingespeeld op de Russen.. want ze spreken beter Russisch dan Engels en we moeten ons best doen om een Engels - Vietnamese kaart te vinden ipv een Russische - Vietnamese kaart. Als echte strandtoerist rijden we met onze brommer een langs de boulevard en bezoeken wij wat locale highlights. Maar verder blijven wij zoveel mogelijk in de chillmodus. Helaas moeten wij bekennen dat wij mee hebben gedaan met het uitbuiten van de Vietnamese mensen. Wij dachten... we nemen een lekkere massage, we vinden een tentje en gaan naar binnen. Toen we eenmaal op de massage tafel lagen, leek het wel een werkkamp voor blinde mensen. Er stonden drie blinde mensen de hele dag mensen te masseren, zonder dat ze wisten hoe het moest. Het leek eerder een soort atractiepark in plaats van een massage salon, omdat het in arme landen populair is om je door blinde mensen te laten masseren ( dit was ook al zo in Midden Amerika ) en het zijn natuulijk groedkope arbeidskrachten.Read more

  • Day8

    finally cable car to island

    March 20, 2017 in Vietnam

    after breakfast we had the crazy idea to stroll to the cable car - I really enjoyed the walk although it was like 33 degree and sweated, it was again a different type of street. After an hour we finally decided to go by Taxi and found out it was still 2km ride :)

    the island- a mixture of Disney and beach resort was a wonderful experience

    swim in the ocean
    sunbath
    water music
    some carusell
    nice 4D cinema
    and the most impressive thing- riding the cable car

    After sunset and hanging around the island we came back an did have our dinner next to the hotel

    first time I saw a stitched picture vernisage. very impressed

    bed early as next day city and beach tour
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  • Day9

    city Tour Nha Tran

    March 21, 2017 in Vietnam

    today we skipped the sun - as I had still a bit of a red skin :] and went instead to the city. As walking were already the exercise we took the 4h tour with a cyclist. this was the best decision as I could take pictures while driving and enjoy the fresh wind.

    we saw a lot of temple and stopped by a carpet production. quick beach by return to watch the waves and get some coconut milk.

    dinner at the same restaurant as our first choice was crowded .

    After dinner strawl to the night market - first time I had ice rolls. banana - very tasty.

    tomorrow - beach, checkout, meet with the German guys from cu chi and take the night train to Da Nang
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  • Day32

    Day 32 - Frogger

    March 11, 2017 in Vietnam

    We woke up and decided we should attempt to do something vaguely cultural today before getting on the loungers, though only after breakfast. We went to a cafe called Iced Coffee i.e. Matt's dream location. I had a Vietnamese hotdog. I'm not exactly sure what made it Vietnamese, it was still just a frankfurter in a bun just with a bit of chilli sauce. We attempted to find the bus which would take us to Po Nagar Cham Towers. After about 30 minutes of walking around in the 'too-hot-for-pasty-northerners' heat we gave in and got a taxi.

    The towers were built in the 8th century by the Cham people in dedication to a Goddess. They were restored in the 1990s as they'd gone pretty much to ruin. I'm not sure the visit was quite worth it but I think we would have felt bad if we spent the whole day on the beach. The photos of the site in the 30s compared to now were the most interesting part. And we did get to wear foxy grey cover jackets to hide our shoulders and knees.

    We taxi'd back and then spent the rest of the afternoon on the beach. I drank coconut water from a fresh coconut and finished watching The Crown whilst Matt went back into the waves. The most amusing part was watching the people who take payment for the sun loungers getting super strict, especially at the end of the day when people were trying to negotiate the price. The sun lounger men always won and even double handed shoo'd a couple of women who tried perching on one. Twice today people have also thought we were Russian and given us Russian drinks menus or tried to talk to us in Russian.

    After some stressful road crossing (I will be so happy to be back to the zebra crossing and green men of UK roads) we went for dinner at a delicious Indian restaurant called Ganesh. Emergency red wine was called for to recover from the roads - its like playing real life Frogger. Then it was time for another sleeper train. I like that at Nha Trang station there's no clever arrival board, just a screen where they can link a computer to and display a word document telling you the expected time (see photos). We spent our time at the station praying for a better experience than last time and overall it was, though poor Matt couldn't really sleep anyway. Our bunk mates were quiet and respectful and the cabin was clean-ish. Though the horrible shiny gold blankets which made you sweaty and slid on the floor were less pleasant. We arrived at 5am to hit the hotel for a bit more sleep. That's it for trains now and almost it for Vietnam. Just Ho Chi Minh left to go.
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  • Day5

    Arrived in Nah Trang

    August 11, 2017 in Vietnam

    It started confusing. The lady from the travel agency came to our pool and told us the bus will leave at 1:00 instead of 1:30 pm and that it will be picking us up.
    Then she came again telling us we will have to go to the street. Be there 12:50 because the bus will be early.
    So we waited until 1:45 pm... sweating, waiting, calling the Agency.
    In the End the Bus picked us up ( after another bus just left us standing there which made us go crazy ).Read more

  • Day6

    Long-Son Pagode

    August 12, 2017 in Vietnam

    There are some nice things to do in Nha Trang but in the end, 1 day is enough unless you want to relax at the public beach. But since we are in Hoi An now and since we have seen the beach here my advise is: Move on.

    Anyway, first stop was the Long-Son Pagode with its giant Buddha on top of the small hill and the lying Buddha directly behind the temple. Definitly a must see. Oh, there is no entrance fee and the taxi ride took us around 55k from the Night Market Area to there.Read more

  • Day6

    Po Nagar Temple

    August 12, 2017 in Vietnam

    The second temple in Nha Trang is Po Nagar. A Hindu temple reminding us of Prambanan in Yogya last year.
    Here you have to pay a fee of 22k per person and at the moment we have been there it was completely overcrowded by tourist... Amazing to see but a hassle with all these people.

    Drive was again around 50K from Long-Son pagode to here.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nha Trang, نها ترانج, Горад Нячанг, Ня Чанг, نها ترنگ, Ngà-tsông-sṳ, NHA, ニャチャン, 냐짱, Нячанг, Niačangas, Ņačana, Ња Чанг, ญาจาง, 芽庄市, 芽莊, 芽莊市, INhatrang

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