I wouldn’t say that I had the best experience in Nha Trang which I am sure was mostly due to timing but I can say for sure that it was one of the more beautiful stops on this trip. The beaches remind me of Hawaii and the sunsets are to die for. It is absolutely as stunning as the pictures portray. Just maybe give it a miss on Vietnamese independence day if you look and sound American.
This was one of the only days that I actually spent on the beach and that was pretty much only because there were a few hours to kill before catching the sleeper bus to the next town. After a pretty sweet day which included a lot of lobster and beer I was pretty bummed I didn’t think of it sooner, for how many days I ended up being there I honestly can’t think of another time that I actually just laid on the beach and chilled out.
So far there has been no rhyme or reason to the travel posts I have put up. They have not been in order of how the trip went and they were also about 6 months late but as with everything else on this blog better late than never right? I also realize that I haven’t included much by way of explanations for anything which I will try to add more of in the future but for now I hope you enjoy the photos and feel free to ask any questions you have about my experiences while there.
This post will not be much different except to say that these were all taken while in the northern city of Hanoi, capital city of Vietnam. It was pretty uneventful there, only really went to see Halong bay which was a short but amazing trip that I will post in the future. I believe only three days were allocated to Hanoi as Laos seemed like a much nicer place to spend the little time that was left in the trip. I stayed in a lovely little place in Hanoi called Little Hanoi Hotel X2. The owners were wonderful and beyond helpful booking me everything from day trips to cabs to the mall to flights out of the country. I would highly recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a cheap safe place while in Hanoi.. Click here to find them online. Here are some pics from my few days there!
So much to do in the next three weeks that if I didn’t have something so incredible to look forward to I would be going completely crazy! One of the many amazing things about South East Asia is that you don’t really have to (or want to) bring anything, the weather is perfect everyday so clothing is kept to a minimum and let’s be honest this girl isn’t going on many hiking excursions so flip-flops should do me just fine. We booked our extremely last-minute flights yesterday, joys of having a wonderful boyfriend with a not so wonderful *ahem unpredictable* job 🙂 so I guess it’s really happening! As per usual it won’t feel real until we are on our way to the airport but oh how I love having that ticket in my hand. The plan is to land in Bangkok then head straight to a beach, our friend will be traveling with us for the first 12 days so we will take it easy in the beginning then get down to checking as much as we possibly can off the list…Yes, there will be a South East Asia 2013 Bucket List. Here’s a few photos of what I am looking forward too!