South East Asia – Vietnam Part 3 – Hoi An to Nha Trang

Arriving in Hoi An

Anna and I left Ninh Binh a day later than we had hoped due to a cyclone disabling the rail network but the next morning we were able to find a bus that wasn’t fully booked. As we arrived into Hoi an a clean up operation was in progress. Hoi an looks to have been hit a lot harder than Ninh binh. We got a hell of a lot of rain last night but here there is debris all over the streets and only the thickest of trees are in one piece.

Woman working hard to clean up after the typhoon

Hoi An at night

Night time in Hoi an is a beautiful sight, especially down by the river where colourful lanterns float on the water alongside busy bars and restaurants.

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Hoi An Old Town

In the old town of Hoi an it’s a bit like an historical theme park. There’s a hell of a lot of things to see and do but it is very busy and you have to buy tickets for just about everything. When I go to places of this nature I like to be free to just wander around and go wherever captures my interest, but when your on a budget or just don’t want to spend too much money then you really have to limit yourself to just a few of the sites available.

The Japanese Bridge

The Japanese Bridge

Nha Trang

We only spent a couple of days in Hoi An but really I thought that was enough. Our next destination is Nha Trang. Nha Trang is more of a holiday destination and a great place to relax and have some fun.

Hoi An-1-8

There are some great beaches here to relax on and sunbath but just a short trip across the water on a cable car is Vinpearl island which boasts a five star resort complete with it’s own theme park and water park, oh it has it’s own amazing beach too. Best part of all this as that you don’t have to be a guest of the hotel to experience all this, you can buy a ticket to visit for the day and use all of the island’s facilities.

Vin Pearl Island

The longest cable car in the world that goes over water

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There's nothing like a decent ale at the end of a hard day

There’s nothing like a decent ale at the end of a hard day


Our appetite for temples and traditional history was beginning to return so we ventured out away from the beaches and theme parks to see what we could find.

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