Nha Trang is one of those places that you would not want to leave. It is not only beautiful but less crowded and less commercialized like most other tourist spots. If you want a quiet getaway from city life and want to relax and enjoy the beach, seafood and the sheer beauty of nature, Nha Trang will not disappoint at all!
Nha Trang airport was quite small but had enough eateries and money exchangers. As soon as we landed we had a chocolate brownie and the famous Vietnamese coffee, which was suggested by my colleague. The coffee was so good that I did not leave any opportunity to have it while I was in Vietnam.
We exited the airport and hired a pre-paid taxi to our Airbnb accommodation. We decided on Airbnb as we had little or no information about Nha Trang. We thought having a local host would help as they may know the place in and out and suggest the best itinerary and provide us some tips which we may not get in any books.
The journey to our flat was about 30 minutes but I guess our sight-seeing started right from the airport as the way to the city is equally beautiful. I was very excited to see the city and had already raised my expectations. By the time we reached the city, the sun had set and the streets were getting lit up. For someone who loves city lights and colorful ones at that, I immediately fell in love with the city. What’s more, the entire city is built near the coast and mountains on the other end.
We reached our flat and freshened up and rested for a while. However, the thought of going out and exploring the city kept bugging me. So I go up and checked the printouts kept for us by our host Steve for the best places to see in Nha Trang. My friend and I had a quick glance and asked Steve where we could hire a two-wheeler or bike and have dinner. Steve suggested we hire the bike from the place just below the apartment. We headed straight for the night market along the beach to serve the dual purpose of shopping for souvenirs and having dinner. I had prawn Tom Yum Soup, which tasted a little different from the authentic one but was equally delicious. The night market was just
….a single street with two main roads at each end. At the coastal end, you have the famous Sailing Club Nha Trang | Internationally renowned Bar, Restaur… We wanted to go to the club and see a night view of Nha Trang from the top but decided to skip and just relax at the beach and discuss life and its times. Nothing beats a good conversation. The cool breeze and relaxed atmosphere and an air of independence – what else could we want! It was now time to go back and rest and plan for the next day.