17/03/2013 - 19/03/2013 29 °C
A bumpy bus ride down the mountains and we were in the beach resort city of Nha Trang. The beach is nice - long, narrow but not too busy. A long, narrow and not too busy park separates it from the road making a nice green space to keep the cars and motorbikes at a distance.
The first day was spent walking up the beach, visiting a temple and then a pagoda.
On the next day we visited a nearby island-come-theme park called Vinpearl. Ticket cost includes the cable car over to the island and then all rides and attractions on site. The cable car towers are replicas of the Eiffel Tower and are fully lit at night, appearing as a line a towers marching across the water. The park includes a beach, waterpark, fairground rides, 4D theatre, arcade and a pretty fast fixed-track sledge ride down the hill.
In the arcade I had a go at one of those football kick machines where you're measured on how hard you can kick the ball. Unfortunately on my second go I made contact with the wrong part of my foot and managed to injure it. A few minutes later a huge bump had grown on the side of my foot and walking was VERY painful. A quick, hard jab on the bump by the onsite medic was enough for her to decide I would be fine in 2-3 days.....
We had arranged a sleeper bus to leave Nha Trang that night so I was quite happy to do a short hobble from the hotel and then rest my foot until morning.