Have had an amazing few days in Nha Trang, altho completely sleep deprived have managed to see and do lots, and its been cool to have some hot sun and chill out by the sea. I hear its also been hot in england?! wahey finally the UK Summer has arrived! Spent Monday dodging monsoon rains in the morning so had to sit it out in a beachside bar with some Saigon beers and caught up with some friends we'd met in Ho Chi Minh. By the avo the sun was back out and so spent the whole avo riding the surf on Nha Trang beach..nothing for our oz mates, but i thought the surf was huge! lol. Went out in the eve to loads of bars along the beachfront, played some pool, met up with some canadians that were on our sleeper bus the night before and got some delicious seafood baskets in...quite pricey but the food was amazing..lobster, fish and crab mmmm. Didnt end up getting back til really late and had a 7am start the next morn....lol
Tuesday, Beth and I pulled ourselves out of bed and actually made it to the boat for 8.30am coz we'd booked onto a boat tour day, was absolutly worth it...it stopped at 4 different islands around Nha Trang - at the first we were given snorkelling gear and I saw really pretty fish and coral..something Ive not done before...after an hour there we headed to the 2nd island for lunch on the boat..it was quite a vietnamese spread and of course tonnes of seafood..apparently also sharkmeat?! not sure tho! then after grub the guys on the boat got there drums and electric guitar out and we had a live band in the sun to dance to...was immense! Out of the boat they had a floating bar with free pineapple and wine..you could just swim up to the bar whenever you wanted a free drink! was sooo cool! Then moved onto 3rd island after a few hours and lay on the beach here and got an icecream, tonnes of other backpackers here so was good to chill in the shade for a bit and chat..sunburn was hurting slightly! LOL. Then back on the boat we had a little fruit party...mango, dragon fruit, pineapple, watermelon..all sorts was so good. Then went onto 4th island with an aquarium for the tourits! lol and had a finakl swim in the sea...wishin i didnt coz i got stung by a jelly fish all over my arm and it was agony :( vinegar at the ready...lol. Anyways got back about 6 ish and after an aftersun bath (!) went out for some dinner and then for a few drinks before retiring to bed shattered!
Today is our last day here in Nha Trang, have checked out of our hostel and after brunch we're going to check out a waterpark and swimming pool which is quite cheap. Weve got til 6pm when our sleeper bus departs to take us to HCMC at 6am! another delightful 12hr journey..urgh. Well I better sleep abit on it coz when we get into HCMC we have 2 hrs til we are due to go on the 8am Mekong Delta tour day which is a boat that will take us down south to explore the delta region. Should be fun but hoping I wont be too tired! The plan is to then stay in a dorm room in HCMC after the Mekong Delta day and then I fly out to Thialand on Friday avo..so havent got long left here in Vietnam...its carzy to think Ive been here nearly 6 weeks now! Its becoming my second home! lol. well i wudnt go that far, but certainly nothing in vietnam shocks me anymore! Anything goes. lol.
Hope you're all well and surviving the british heatwave..hehe..lotsa love, melxxxxx