Dipping a toe in the South China Sea

Trip Start Aug 22, 2009
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Trip End Nov 07, 2009


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Flag of Vietnam  , Khánh Hòa,
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Quick update from Nha Trang, as I'm not going to be here long.  It's actually a great town, I can see the attraction here.  Fab beach!  I'd been missing the sea, because although I've been making my way down the coast, the towns I've stayed in have all been slightly inland, and this one is right on the beach. 

It's so hot here, it's quite amazing.  I don't cope well with this sort of heat :)

Got here early, very little sleep on the bus last night, but went straight out for the best breakfast I've had in weeks - Eggs Benedict, yummy...

Decided it was too hot to walk around, and as there's a nice beachfront promenade, I hired a bicycle - great fun!  Ended up at the Sailing Club beach bar, now that was lovely, although it's the sort of place where all the beautiful people go, and as I rolled up on my bike, sweating, in my scruffy shorts, I felt a little odd.  Treated myself to a very extravagent cocktail.  (I've always been a sucker for a beach bar :)

I'm not much one for beaches though, or swimming.  Took a quick paddle in the sea, and a big wave got me (up to my waist), so at least I can say I've been in the South China Sea :)

As I don't think there's much else to do here, other than lay on the beach, I've decided to take the morning bus to Dalat, up in the mountains, so I can cool off a bit, before heading to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), my final port of call in Vietnam. 

Have been sitting up on the roof terrace this evening and it's cooling down a bit now, there's some lightning going on, and I actually felt a couple of spots of rain earlier.  Oh, rain would be lovely!

Speak to you soon
Karen x
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milbert
milbert on

Vietnam
Hi Karen,
Still loving your blog, it all look facinating, by a strange co-incidence the day after I was reading your previous blog I was watching a programme on the Vietnam war and it was all about Hway and the Perfume River. Its starting to turn a bit cooler here now, wont be long and we'll have to get thewinter woolies out. Keep safe, love Wendy XXXXX

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