|A sleeper bus from Saigon to Nha Trang and back costs VND420,000 (Php840.00, USD21, EUR16.95).|
As I’ve mentioned in the previous post, there’s nothing much to do in Saigon so we decided to take a 10-hr bus trip to Nha Trang, another city in Vietnam. We were all worried that our body might ache for the duration of the trip but when we saw the bus, oh boy, I can’t believe my eyes! There were beds!
We arrived the city of Nha Trang at 6:30am. Of course, the first thing we did was to look for breakfast. Communicating gets worse every trip. In Saigon, a few people speaks good english but in Nha Trang? Zero. Nada. Zilch. The taxi driver took us to what seems to be a popular breakfast place and they served us this:
Noodles! Now we know why the vietnamese are lean and fit! Look, I asked for coffee and they gave me iced coffee. At first, I was really upset paying for something that I don’t really like. But when I took a sip, man, this coffee is so good!
Welcome to the beach! We signed up for a one day boat ride with island hopping, free lunch and snorkeling for only VND180,000! (Php360.00, USD9.00, EUR7.27)
I really wanted to go parasailing but Rieya said, “P2,000 lang yan satin.” When we checked the rates, parasailing costs VND450,000 (Php900.00, USD22.00, EUR20.00) only!!! Is it a go or a no go? Stick to the theme: YOLO!
Time for lunch! We were all amazed when all the benches in the middle part of the boat transformed to lunch tables!
Now it’s time for another entertainment on the way to the next island. Can you see the improvised drum set that they have? These people work all around! Since we are from different places in the both, each person will represent their country and sing a song. Some were shy (specially the Germans) but some screamed YOLO and sang their hearts out.
Our representative was my friend, Rieya. Hello, Ms Philippines! She sang Waka Waka while we danced with her.
Then, there was an open bar in the sea. Take note, you cannot have free drinks if you’re not swimming so we all jumped in! I even told myself that I won’t be drinking because I was sea sick but I was the first one who jumped! HAHAHAHA.
And here are our new girl friends, Jenni, a local but studies in Taiwan and the 2 girls from our favorite place, my home — Barcelona! We didn’t get the other girl’s name but Sylvia, the one in salakot is neighbors with Xabi Alonso!!! We promised to get in touch the next time we visit Spain.
Here’s to the friends we met along the way: From Spain to Italy to Switzerland to Norway to Vietnam.
The last Island. I forgot the name but this is where the fishing and aquarium activities happen.
Going back the same night in Saigon, we took a bike going to the bus station to add to the list of 8 ways to travel in Vietnam! We completed it!
Can you read this? We were tired and decided to eat dinner while waiting for the bus. This restaurant is called Vuon Dua, located beside the bus station. Since no one speaks English the rule is to close your eyes, point and order.
We waited for what we called our “surprise dinner” since we don’t know what it is. I ordered the Chao Han and this I got. We were all laughing because it’s a freakin soup! I was expecting for spring rolls or chicken breasts with rice but I got this! HAHAHAHA. Here’s to paying for something that you don’t like — YOLO.
I really had fun in Nha Trang and I hope my sister is with me in this trip. It’s pretty tiring but I’m sure she will love it! This is, by far, my favorite trip of all time. Greater than Europe. XoTrish