. Luckily, she had sensibly booked our room for a further night so I could stay in bed during the day, and when she started feeling ill we gave up on catching the train and stayed the night. A good job to as Sam spent the rest of the night being sick, the prospect of us being ill as we were in a Vietnamese train toilet was horrifying.
The down side to all this was that we both need at least another day in bed and we were going to have to miss either Hoi An or Halong Bay. Sadly it would be Hoi An, as one of the main appeals of going there was the Full Moon festival on the 4th May where the town shuts off electricity and bans cars and is lit by lanterns in the streets and on the water. As we were now going to miss this, we decided we would head straight to Hanoi, and the only sensible way of getting all the way up there was to fly, as it would be a long continuous train journey and it wouldn't give us much time to explore Hanoi or Halong.
We eventually returned to full strength and departed Nha Trang on the 5th, flying to Hanoi.
The main plus point from our stint in Nha Trang was the hotel. Our host, Danny was very friendly and understanding of our situation and even offered a free night when we were both ill, the rooms were lovely and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Carpe DM Guesthouse to friends and family.
You've not been travelling in Asia if you haven't had a good bout of food poisoning. Sam's little bout in Chiang Mai, proved to be nothing compared to our few days in Nha Trang. We spent the first day lounging on the golden sand beach, enjoying the beautiful views of the mountains but also looking forward to moving on. Nha Trang is a tourist spot, through and through. There are a string of high rises and all the usual trappings of a tourist town. It's a beautiful landscape, with a blot on it. But the beach and water was inviting for a few days for us having been away from the beach since Koh Lipe. Unfortunately, on our second day, just after dinner and a few drinks and a lovely dessert at the Sailing Club on the beach, we headed back to the hotel, where I was promptly paid a visit from our friend, Mr Trot. That was that nights sleep ruined and much of the next day, where we had planned and booked two train tickets to Hoi An for late in the day. I was feeling ok, having only drunk water and had a little bread, but about an hour before we were due to leave Sam started feeling ill as well