I decided to try different kind of touring in Nha Trang . I heard that there is a way to visit floating markets in Nha Trang .Little villages on the water . Some locals told me about taking old ,crowded boats ( that im ok with ) from harbour with locals of course and cross over to the Island and floating market . So i have made it my mission to cross over with them and see whats there ! I really dont know what to expect ...
Would they let me on board of this boat ? Would they understand what am i doing ? I really dont know .And the biggest question of them all : Whats on other side ? Is the anything civilized other side .. Whats the reality of Nha Trang under shiny building , expensive spa's and Russians covering beach in thick layer .....
At " check in " they gave me a bottle of water and wet wipes ( I had some on my own as well for runny nose and stuff)
My seat was small , but I must say - comfortable .I can't stretch fully , but its OK ( My height is about 1,75 cm ).
Driver gave me a yellow plastic bag to put my shoes in,a blanket and another bottle of water .
And I'm on my way ...
So let me tell you how it feels :
Its strange , its full of Vietnamese people that are listening to the music that is loud , sharp to the ears , driver keeps chatting with another guy who seems to work for the company , although unclear what is his job .The music they are playing ,kinda sounds like an Japanese Geisha music ,But some is by male singer.
There is a little shop in Nha Trang, near harbout . Outside of it is a tank filled with water and SEAHORSES . Sometimes i would pass by and wonder why are they there ..
Here is the shocking answer ...
I decided to explore Nha Trang shopping scene . Girl need her shiny things !
Well... I walked up to the biggest market in Nha Trang . Its Called Cho Dam Market .Located in Vanh Thanh area . Or easy way to find is ask for Phu Thinh hotel . This hotel is located in the market and taxi drivers know it .
Market it self .. The same as any other market .. Filled with shoes , tshirts , food , jewellery , home supplies and Vietnamese people having a nap in between items for sale . I found it funny , wonder if you would ..
Whale island resort is located on a tiny Island about 2 hours away from Nha Trang.
This place offers perfect get away for families ( with its calm and safe environment for kids ) and couples ( with private bungalows surrounded by nature and even birds singing from the trees surrounding it)
I had a luxury to try a day trip option to this place , and i must say i really enjoyed it .
Transfer from Nha Trang is at 5.30 AM and you arrive at Whale Island 7.30 am .
I was looking more info about Coral banned shrimp and then I stumbled upon this page where you can buy this shrimp for only 10.99$ . Hmm just like that , that's the reason marine life is less and less . Because people buy shrimps to do what ? Keep in aquarium and look at it once a month ? Just sad that we want to own another life and keep in a box for rest of its life .
I had a hot stone massage yesterday , I went to this place that's called Blind massage . Massage was great at the time . Then I went home and started to feel sick . Starting with full body pain , followed by massive headaches and hot & cold flashes . Now 24 hours later I still feel like shit and regret my massage choice . Word of advice - think twice before having a massage .
In year 2013 i had chance to spent new years celebration in Vietnam for TET (Vietnamese new year on February 9 evening to February 10 morning . All city was decorated ! Flashing lights all around it . It did not feel like typical new year . It was unusual ! In evening at 10 PM i went......