We left Ho Chi Minh at 8am and got a bus to Nha Trang. The bus was like nothing we had seen before, it was a sleeper bus with about 50 beds in it. Most of the beds were individual so you had quite a lot of room to yourself but we drew the short straw and got put at the back of the bus where there was basically one big bed that three people had to lie on. It was a little cramped at first but once the bus started moving we realised that some seats where empty so Jane moved seats and we had a lot more room. The bus journey went quite quickly even though it was 12 hours long probably because I slept for most of it, and soon enough we arrived in Nha Trang. We got a taxi to our hostel which was really nice, we had our own room which was quite big and it was really cheap too so we were happy.
The next morning we had a walk around Nha Trang. It's wasn't what I expected at all, I thought it looked a lot like Miami with it huge beach and large hotels on the beach front, it definitely didnt feel like we were in Vietnam. We decided that because it was a beachy place we should spend a bit more time here before we move on up vietnam, so we thought we would treat ourselves to a six day gym pass at a place called Crazy Kims and it was a bargain at £9.
The next few days consisted of going to the beach, then going to the gym in the afternoon and then having a nice meal in the night time, it felt like we were on a holiday. We also went out a couple of times, one to watch the Carling Cup final. I wore my Liverpool top which I think brought good luck so i'll have to wear it everytime I watch the match now.
The beach got slightly boring after a few days so we took a trip to Vin Pearl which is a themepark island, it has a waterpark, a huge free arcade on it and also a fair. To get over to the island you had to travel by cable car across the sea and it was actually the longest cable car over the sea in the world - it was so scary!! We were on it for about 30 minutes and I was excited to get off it! When we arrived we went straight to the arcade and I have never seen to many games, they even had bumper cars. We then spent some time at the waterpark but decided to go back into the arcade after a while as it was just too hot outside, then we made our way back onto the dreaded cable car a few hours later for the trip back to our hotel, we had a good little day out.
The only downside to Nha Trang is that it's full of Russians, and when we had booked a day trip a few days later there were so many of them on it - annoying! The boat trip took us snorkelling and to see a couple of islands, but it was more like a booze cruise. One of the vietnamese men who ran the trip was so funny he would annouce random things over the microphone like "No beer no party, no party no fun" and he was about 70 years old! We had lunch on the boat which was traditional vietnamese food and it was lovely, then it was time for the floating bar. They kept telling us about this floating bar and I was a little confused as to how it would work or where it would be, but soon after lunch one of the men got into the sea with a contraption attached to him that was made of a circular metal bar with floats attchached, then told everyone to jump into the water. Once we were in we were thrown a rubber dingy and floated to the "bar" where the man was handing out cups and filling them with some orange drink, it was really strong and didn't taste too nice so we only had a few. After getting back on the boat it wasn't long before we were making our way back to the port and back to our hotel, we had had such a fun day!
It was time to leave Nha Trang the next day to move onto Hoi An. We really enjoyed our week here and I think it will be somewhere that I come on holiday to in the future!