Leaving behind Da Lat, the city of eternal spring, I went to Nha Trang, a high-rise, high-energy beach resort. The city enjoys a stunning setting: it's ringed by a necklace of hills with a turquoise bay dotted by tropical islands.
From Da Lat to Nha Trang I took a bus and it took me ~4h to get to my destination. Buses are the most convenient way of moving around. Most of the times they pick you up from your hotel and drop you off to the next one.
The road from Da Lat to Nha Trang meanders through the hills. The scenery is quite spectacular. I'm happy I didn't have any breakfast before this ride. Beside the zigzag road, the Vietnamese drive like crazy, overtaking cars in forbidden spots.
On the minibus I met two women who were stopping in Nha Trang for a couple of hours on their way to Hoi An. We started chatting and spent the afternoon together. When travelling solo it's easy to meet other people, although I'm an introvert and for me it's not that easy as it sounds.
After lunch, we took a Grab and went to Po Nagar Cham Towers. The ticket entrance was 10000₫/adult. Built between the 7th and 12th centuries, these impressive Cham towers are still actively used for worship by Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists.
|Sea food noodles
|Smoothie bowl with dragon fruit and the traditional Vietnamese coffee
|Long Son Pagoda
|The white Buddha is seated on a lotus blossom
|City views from the hilltop
|Just cauliflower cooked western style
|Inside the sleeping bus
|Tofu stir fried with lemongrass
|View from my room with the swimming pool
|Sea view from my room
|Breakfast was included
|Lunch with a view - stir fried noodles with sea food
|Dinner - red snapper fish with sweet spicy caramel sauce