Per standard routine a new blog post arrives more later than sooner and is filled with some photos and random copy paste writing from my own bestselling book How to Sail Around the World Part-Time (now 9.99 USD on Amazon). 

Let’s move on with a robotic summary of Nha Trang: Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, scuba diving and offshore islands. Its main beach is a long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, hotels and seafood restaurants. Cable cars cross over to Hòn Tre island and the Vinpearl Resort, with a golf course, water park and fairground.

The above paragraph sang straight out from my Google search and gives a decent overview of Nha Trang. I have been there twice so far spending my time around beach, islands, biking outside and inside the city. It is a great weekend getaway to enjoy sea water and sea food, relaxing, and talk Swedish with Russian tourists because I look a bit Russian compared to looking Vietnamese.

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Think this map is clear enough.

From deeply analysing the map we can see that Nha Trang is located in the south east of Vietnam just 45 minutes by flight, or 8 hours by train from Ho Chi Minh City. We can also see Bitung a bit more towards the south east of the map, which is apparently known for its colourful marine life. Picture time!

nha trang beach
City beach in the afternoon (100% Russians I think).
dendro gold view
Anyone can spot the pink/purple building in 2 sec?
beach nha trang
City beach in the late afternoon (50% Russians).
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Country side beach in the afternoon (0% Russians).
beach gym vietnam
Muscle beach in the afternoon (100% Vietnamese).
snorkling nha trang
Out for an interesting boat trip to check out four “islands”. First stop was snorkelling. Nothing spectacular (trip was dirt cheap btw, just 10 USD including lunch).
floating village nha trang
Next “island” stop. Some floating houses and lunch break.
vietnam b&W
The captain of the boat.
child nha trang
Shameful guy in the back photobombed my shot. Still happy with the end result.
vietnam crazy
This handsome man made sure no one dared to leave the ship.
old drum
The local band started to play on the boat. Of course the only westerner on the boat had to stand up and sing jingle bells without knowing the lyrics, it was indeed embarrassing x3.
water activity nha trang
One person had enough of the Swedish singing and tried to escape from the island.
sun nha trang
Only had a few raindrops during the whole trip, which was a great relief as it the rainy season had already entered the door.
hindu temple nha trang (1 of 1)
Old hindu temple Tháp Bà Ponagar is worth a visit.
traffic jam nha trang
Worst traffic jam in Vietnam so far was in Nha Trang. They decided to road block the main street in the city and our taxi had to take an alternative route together with the remaining people in the city. In the end decided to drive back the other direction and walk home. Small tips to the local traffic police would be not to shut down the main road during rush hours, maybe (yes).
nha trang rain (1 of 1)
Nice lighting that evening to take a look at the city hall.
nha trang night (1 of 1)
Did some part time bay watching during the night.
lac chanh food
BBQ in the famous Lac Canh restaurant. It was cheap and the beef was succulent as expected.

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