Nha Trang

A short flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) brought us to the beautiful beaches of Nha Trang.

Having had no idea of what to expect here you can imagine my surprise when our first views were like this.

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The city is especially popular with Russian tourists, in fact many signs are in cyrillic even.

If the weather’s on your side you may want to head out for an all day trip by boat to a few swim spots and islands nearby for some water sports such as paragliding.

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A few different boats came together at one point on one vessel (far too many more than should’ve fit) and we had a round of international karaoke.

Obviously this meant singing the Land Down Under for the Australians but the South Koreans did a mean version of Gangnam style.


My favourite part of my trip here was a visit to the Thap Ba Hot Springs.

Not far out of town, besides the springs this place is a kind of day spa but the best part is the mud baths!


Once you’ve washed off you can relax in the swimming pools for however long you wish.

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Right on the beach, the Sailing Club had top quality food for super affordable prices and the barramundi I tried was delicious. Paired with cocktails for a few dollars this was definitely my favourite place to eat.

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At night the place comes alive with more music and has a really awesome vibe.

I didn’t personally go but the nearby Vinpearl Amusement Park, which you can get to by cable car, is also one of the most popular things to do in Nha Trang.

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The waterslides and rides do look like a lot of fun and if I’d had another day I would’ve liked to have visited!


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