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Nha Trang Vietnam

Written on: Thursday March 6th, 2008

A journal entry from: S.E.Asia

Being city people we really enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Saigon (or Ho Chi Minh City as the younger people call it). It was also fun as we were able to link up with a couple of friends from North Vancouver who were visiting their son. Of course we had to do the Cui Chi tunnels. A tiny replica of the vast network of tunnels the Vietnamese constructed during (what they call) the American war. For anyone afraid of small enclosed spaces (like me) they are terrifying. It's amazing that thousands of Vietnamese lived in those tunnels for months at a time. From Saigon we had another terrifying experience, the bus on Highway 1 north. Road rules here are not even suggestions. Basically it's the largest vehicle wins and unfortunately we were not always the largest. Mui Ne (a small Vietnamese village/beach resort) was paradise. With the warm weather and crashing surf we could have been in Hawaii but the food was way better. We spent a lot of time watching the kite surfers. A great sport but not for anybody over 30 with a brain. From there we white-knukled it on another bus to Nha Trang, about another 200km. further north. This is a fairly big city but it also has an amazing beach. Yesterday we signed on with a couple of moto drivers who took us up into the hills behind the city. If we had more time they could take us on a 5 day trip through the Central Highlands. I'm not sure we are young enough for that kind of a trip anyway so maybe it's a good thing we can't do it. Next it's on to Hoi An on the night sleeper train (no more buses for a while) and shoppers' paradise!

 

From Bruce and Kathy on Mar 7th, 2008

You both look like you are having far too much fun!! Good for you. Can't wait to hear all about it.

From Bud -Winnipeg on Mar 7th, 2008

Thoroughly enjoying following your incredible journey and fantastic photos. We back in Canada are really envious!!How travel has changed with the advent of the internet! Good Luck on the rest of your trip