We arrived in Nha Trang yesterday morning, at 6am. We were so tired from the bus journey that we checked straight into a hostel and slept until 12. The weather here was a bit overcast, so we decided to go to the oceanagraphic museum in the port. When we got there there was a shop outside selling lots of specimens in jars - snakes, lizards, starfish, fish, seahorses and other things. I was going to but something as a present for someone, but then I looked and there were tanks full of sea horses all crammed in, waiting to be killed and preserved. They are such beautiful little creatures, and the thought that they had had this awful life waiting to die so a tourist could take them home in a jar was so sad, we left and made it clear we were disgusted, not that I think the shop owners cared that much.
We paid roughly a pound to go in the museum, although you could hardly call it that. There were big tanks full of fish, but the water was quite murky and you couldn't really see much. They also had alot of specimens in jars, and lots of stuffed marine life. It was quite good, but like everything in Vietnam it was really random and haphazard. Here, you never know what your going to see next. For instance in between two of the sea life exhibits was a car sized model of a concorde. What relevance that has to the ocean, I can't tell you.
We had a walk around the port, and looked at the entrance to Vinpearl - supposedly Vietnam's answer to Disney land. It has the longest over water cable cart in the world leading to the park, which is on an island. We didnt go over however, because it was quite expensive and more aimed for children.
Yesterday night we went to visit The lousiane Brewery, on the beach. It;s a micro brewery, and me and nikki tasted alot of the beers, and then we started buying massive tankards of a passionfruit flavoured one, which only cost 2 pounds each, and was really really tasty!
This mornign we felt a bit rough from the night before, so we didn't go out. Luckily though, beacuse it started to rain here, and it was TORRENTIAL. So much so, that the street flooded to about shin deep, and you had to walk around in the murky sewagey smelling water. Even shops and restaurants were flooded, which I find a bit strange as I though they would be better prepared for rain, as it is the rainy season here now.
There is still alot to do and see here in Nha Trang, but tomorrow we head to Da Lat, a mountain village, so we will visit the rest when we return on saturday.