All I Want for Christmas Is a White Sand Beach
Trip Start Aug 03, 2010
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Christmas Eve we treated ourselves to an excellent buffet dinner at the hotel we stayed at for a few days right on the holiday. It was by far the best gourmet food we've had since moving to Asia, mostly American or French style
The day after Christmas we rented a scooter and spent the next two days cruising up and down the coastline around Nha Trang. We put a lot of miles on that scooter! There were supposed to be some prettier, more secluded beaches in both directions from the city according to Lonely Planet. Well, they both turned out to be a disappointment. One that we drove the farthest for turned out to be a small stretch of beach on the edge of a very grungy village. The other was pretty, and it stretched for several miles, but the white sand was so littered with trash you had to watch your step. The beach was deserted so all of the trash most have been washing ashore with the tide, which didn't make a swim sound very enticing. It was very disheartening to continually see such a beautiful country marred by the impacts of tourism and people who are unaware of their impact on the environment. We didn't let it ruin our fun, however, and enjoyed the freedom that the scooter gave us. Over the course of those two days we were awarded with many glimpses of the beautiful mountains and blue waters that made the trip worthwhile.
So, after several long-winded posts previous to this one, I will leave it at that. Enjoy the pictures!