Snorkeling in Nha Trang
Trip Start Nov 30, 2009
142Trip End Jun 01, 2011
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Our hotel proved to be a real surprise, all mod cons, including a lift, fridge and air-con, plus the surprise added bonus of a view of loads of old planes parked out the back
We hoped to arrange to do some snorkeling, but having seen some of the posters in town highlighting the dancing on tables and floating bar of some I was a bit doubtful we’d find a 'proper boat trip’. Thankfully we then spotted a sign that read ‘Proper snorkeling trip, no floating bar, no DJ, no drinking games, no large group’ Sounds like the very one for us. A full day, visiting 3 islands, huge seafood lunch, feast of fruit (which of course Kev turned his nose up at) drinking water, snorkel hire and a towel came in at just over £10. Bargain.
Had a fantastic day, only 15 of us on the boat, us,another English couple Maggie and Graham, a French guy and then several older Australian couples. It was Kev’s first experience of snorkeling, I guess there not much call for it in Dagenham
Arrived back at our hotel for a shower to find that we’d acquired rather more sun than we’d hoped – with our backs bright red and Kevs head radiating heat like a 5 bar fire. Perhaps the factor 30 waterproof sunscreen isn’t quite up to its billing. Strangely suncream is one of the most expensive things we've had to buy on this trip. We've not been anywhere yet where you can pick it up for less than about £8 or £10, and finding it in the first place isn't always easy. Went out for drinks and dinner with Maggie and Graham from the boat trip. They’re also in their 30’s and taking an 8 month trip before hopefully emigrating to New Zealand. Good to know we're to the only mature backpackers on the circuit. Although we have met others our age and older they have tended to just be on a short holiday rather than an extended trip. turns out that Maggie and Graham were traveling in India at the same time as us, but did the reverse moving from South to North. Probably passed each other on a train sometime in February.