Nha Trang, the Vietnamese Riviera
I took a bus from Ho Chi Mhin city to the jewel of the Vietnamese riviera, Nha Trang. The road was extremely bumpy, there apparently being no money in Vietnam for road renovation and improvement. My main concern was toilets as there wasn’t one on the bus, but they stopped three times, once for forty minutes when they turned off the engine and we all nearly suffocated because there was no longer any air-conditioning. All in all it was pretty ok as a journey, I’ve experienced much worse (including my ‘first-class’ train journey from Bangkok to Surat Thani) and I was happy to arrive at Nha Trang, a sea-side resort about five hundred miles from Saigon on the beautiful Pacific and my hotel was right on the beach front, the huge curve of the bay reminding me very much of the Croissette in Cannes, happily minus all the posers and exclusive beaches.
By Anne McGlynn
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Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam