Another night bus further on and we arrived in Nha Trang, this is basically the Blackpool of Vietnam. A seaside party town, over run with Russians and cheap drinks (not that I think there are a lot of Russians in Blakcpool). This is the first place I was meeting the lovely Julia Brock as she was coming to join for a holiday from her new home in Hong Kong.
We arrived a couple of days before Julia so we could fit some diving in, and i'm definitely glad we did. We had two dives on the first day and they were both brilliant. There's a lot more sea life around this area as unfortunately Phu Quoc is really over fished.
That evening we went to try out some of the bars, it's a bit like being on a 18-30's with amount of flyers and happy hours going around and every bar gives you something for free. Because of this it didn't take long for Scott to convince me to try snake wine (it's some form of alcohol with dead snakes floating around in it for years and its about 70%). Not long after this I was throwing up and ready for bed, it was only 10.30pm! I don't plan on drinking that stuff again.
The next day Julia arrived and after a massive catch up we decided to go to a beach party at a posh club along the beach front. We'd heard it was rife for pick pocketing and so we didn't take anything out with us apart from enough money to get us drunk, which was looked after by the money man aka Scott. It was a good night but not quite the epic party we imagined.
Julia was staying at the Sheraton hotel which meant that we got to spend the day recovering from our hangovers at her gorgeous infinity pool. Having only been stayed in hostels that are £5 a night each we certainly weren't used to this type of luxury. So we made the most of it a lazed around all day long.
Nha Trang has the longest over water cable car that leads to Vietnams version of the pleasure beach. So the next day we went across to Vinpearl, there's rides, a toboggan run and a water park, the only problem is that every ride and slide has a horrible twist at the end that means you get injured in some way. So we all came away a bit battered and bruised.
By this point we were all ready to move on as we were a bit bored of the tacky bars and free drinks, actually I take that back I don't get bored of free drinks. However we had one day left and after a drunken evening the night before (especially for Julia) we decided to go to the mud baths. This basically meant all three of us squeezing into a bath and being covered in mud, we then had another bath together but this time in mineral water and were given yoghurts and coffee to drink whilst we bathed, it was all a bit strange but very relaxing. Included in the price was a foot massage, however the massage girls all offered us a full body massage for an extra 100 dong (£3) how could we say no?? After a swim in the mineral pools we realised that going to the mud baths is the best hangover cure to have been invented, I need to be able to do this every weekend.
We left Nha Trang at about 4am the next morning and jumped on the night train heading for Hoi An, Vietnams capital of amazing food and made to measure clothes.