We got into Nha Trang on the sleeper bus at about quarter 8 in the morning. There were quite a few people waiting outside the bus trying to sell accommodation or get us to use their bike taxi. It was way too early for that and it was really annoying! We figured that we stopped close to our accommodation as we had booked near the beach so we decided to walk it. An hour later, dripping in sweat with our massive bags and hand luggage bags, we found a little sign leading us to Nha Trang Inn! We walked pretty much the full length of the beach and back past where we started before finding the right street. Not really what you want when you step off a bus but we were too stubborn to ask a taxi as we knew it must be close!
They checked us into a family room as they said there wouldn't be a double available until tomorrow, which was fine as the room was lovely and spacious and had a kettle! The accommodation had a little garden area that you could sit in and the rooms were really nice- clean, big and the bathroom was good, although the shower was freezing!! It was also in a perfect area, just around the corner from the beach and on a kind of Main Street where all the bars and mini markets were.
We headed out for the day and walked up along the beach, we did some shopping to top up on toiletries and had a walk around the town before stopping for a beer. The town seemed nice and relaxing and was probably the quietest place we have been. It seemed like many places we had been though if you went out of the tourist area, people weren't really that friendly. The tourist area here too was just the beach and the majority of bars and restaurants were only on a couple of streets near us. The beach looked lovely though and was 6km long. There were cables cars at the bottom of the beach that went over the sea to another island that had an amusement park on. We decided while we were here we weren't going to do anything at all, no trips, no nothing. Just pure relaxing and catching up. Nath's eye is pretty bad now and seems to be getting worse, so he is obviously run down and needs to recover!
Back at the room we got ready with a drink and went out to a bar, the red apple, that was suppose to be good. We stayed here for a good couple of hours, had some drinks and some food and met two Vietnamese girls who we played at pool for most of the time there! It was a nice little bar and really cheap! We then went onto a bar/club called 'why not?' that was good. It was a very popular place and the only one in that area that was open until dawn. We stayed here until about 5am, had beers, buckets, pizza and chatted away. I learnt the off side rule which Nath was delighted about! Later in the night we met a man and his retired parents. He was living in Japan and they lived in York but went away to Asia for 3 months over the winter. We ended up sat with them until the parents left at 3am and us 3 went home about 5am. It was a good laugh and a really good night.