I held my breath getting on the bus and let out a sigh of relief when I realised it looked vastly superior to the previous one, bar the smelly blanket which, needless to say, I didn't use. As far as sleeping on buses goes it was a relatively ok, although will not go so far as to say a 'pleasant' journey.
Arrived literally at the crack of dawn, a pain as most gueshouses don't check in until at least 10am. Luckily I wandered around and found possibly the nicest mini-hotel in Vietnam run by an ex-pat, beautiful clean room, air con, telly, balcony, hot shower, lovely furniture, for $8.
Decided to have a few hours sleep until it was a decent time to hit the beach. Stopped off at a street vendors nextdoor on the way and feasted on noodle soup, salad, and iced tea, all for about 50p. Beaching is pretty much all I did that day. Nha Trang's quite a beachy tourist hotspot, and being harrassed by hawkers on the beach was inevitable, but politely ignored them as I sat and read my book and swam in yet another sea.
Started looking a tad overcast by late afternoon so headed back to the hotel, showered to de-sand and decided to find the local supermarket which I was informed had fresh milk, my bones leapt with joy when I heard this!
As I went to leave I realised it was starting to spit about a bit out the window so I dug out my brolly, but when I walked out and got to the main road it was full-on flash flood, literally water lapping over the pavement up to the shop doors. I'm sure it was a burst water main or something because it was barely raining. Ten minutes and three milks later when I wandered back all the water was completely gone, crazy stuff, had I not taken pictures I may well have believed I'd imagined it.
Had dinner at a little restaurant the hotel owner recommended, was determined to sit there and finish my book as I saw an exchange nearby, so really stretched out my eating. Then I spent a long time choosing a book to swap with, and was then told I had to leave my book and pay the equivalent of nearly 4 quid as well. I think not! As had become habit I ended up tucked up with a movie on; Disney Channel, well every other channel was showing horror movies!!
Lots of one day stop-overs on my trip so far, the next morning I was boarding yet another bus for the 7 hour trip further South to Dalat, seems short in comparison to others. I will never complain about the three hour comfortable trip to visit Warwick again!!