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A brief stay in Nha Trang


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After all the sightseeing I thought it necessary to chill out for a bit. To that end I got off the sleeper train in Nha Trang on the South China Sea, famed for its beaches. It seems the Russians have also cottoned on to this- a combination of free visas and package tours have enticed enough over to justify Russian menus and guides. After making myself sit on the beach for an hour I gave up and walked 4km along the coast to the Po Nagar ruins, where the Cham built a temple over 1500 years ago.
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The next day I went on a boat trip to go snorkelling around the islands in the bay. My previous experience hadn't been all that positive, but a combination of good equipment and warm, calm waters with plenty of colourful fish made this trip a success and one I'll hopefully repeat later in my travels. Add to that a huge lunch and sun deck on the boat and I'd finally got this chilling out thing sorted.
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After an evening of drinking cocktails with the British couple I'd met at Danang station, I got up early to get the train to Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it's still known on the timetable. As I've come to expect, the train was delayed (advertised with cunning use of Microsoft Word). As a pro, the 8 hour journey should have been painless, but the basket of fermenting vegetables another passenger had left behind my seat had other ideas.
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Posted by arianemeena 06:34 Archived in Vietnam

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Well I put in 4 canulas, requested 3 xrays and clerked in 2 patients. I think you just win. I'm coming to get you in 4 weeks!!

by Josh

That sounds like a suspiciously quiet day... One month til KL! xxx

by arianemeena

Glad you enjoyed snorkelling;conditions sound lovely.
You will be pleased to hear that it's wild,wet and windy here ,as Autumn strikes with a vengeance!? Mx

by jane waran

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