After visiting the wonders of Ha Long Bay, we made our way down the coast. A 12 hour train journey took us into Hue, which is a lovely little town that had unfortunately felt the effects of the typhoon. It rained quite hard during our visit, and a lot of the streets were flooded. We took a walk/swim around the town and visted the Citadel there. We ran into a film crew filming a local soap! The night life was very cool in Hue and met lots of people and bumped in to a few from Ha Long Bay!
After a couple of days in Hue we travelled by night bus (not the best experience we've had!) to Hoi An, which is a nice little beach town further south. We rented some push bikes which was a great laugh, and we cycled around town and ended up chilling on the beach. The food in Hoi An was some of the best we've had, with lots of local dishes. Jon played his first bit of football on the beach with some locals, they were pretty good, and could probably play with us at brookside on a friday night!
Another twelve hour bus journey later we were in Nha Trang. On our first day there we got a ride on the back of the scooter-taxis they have, and Daisy burnt her leg on the exhaust, a brand that we've since seen a lot of! They took us to a Pagoda, where we saw a huge seated Buddha and a reclining one. A monk burnt some incense with us. There were lots of monks sleeping all around the place, it was really cool although we did see (catch!) a monk on his mobile phone!!! We had lots more great food here, from a mexican place and a great little street resteraunt. Needless to say, we had a few drinks and went to the local nightclub, and we were the main attraction! A few shots with a local later we decided to call it a night! The beaches were nice here, although had been hit by tourism slightly too much.
All the places were really nice but each very different and we loved them all.