Overnight sleeper train to Nha Trang
05.09.2010 - 19.09.2010 85 °F
Goodbye Ho Chi Minh City......after a busy and final day, and a dash around the markets, we made our way to the train station where we all clubbed together to buy vodka, beers for our journey, as it was a group decision that we would hold a small party in one of the cabins (ok it was my idea really, I put my hands up...), which sleeps 4 people. Things started off well with 12 yes...... of us all in the one cabin, as you can imagine it did not take long before the cabin where I was sleeping was trashed, food was on the bunks, drink spilled everywhere, when after a quick loo break I met James and Karen who are both from the UK they are currently working and living in Singapore. Yes me being me I invited them to join us, so off they went back to there cabin to get the drink they had brought for the trip, where we all laughed and chatted until the small hours of the morning, with 3 hours remaining of our train journey and the drink all finished, thank heavens!!!! We decided to turn in for the night/morning, what was we thinking (or I thinking). I had turned into a nurse... given I was taking people or should I say guiding them back and forth to the bathroom, as no way they would have made it otherwise.
After feeling like I had just got into bed and closed my eyes, I hear the train guard.....banging on the door telling us it was the final station Nha Trang, we had arrived, the sun was already peeping through the clouds at 5:33am in the morning. We crawled onto our air condition bus for a short journey to our hotel where we all ate the biggest breakfast, no we did not all have hangovers, well I certainly did not, due to drinking the least and making sure everyone was ok before heading to bed myself. Let's just say a few of the group let there hair down, so much so they spent a huge part of the train journey throwing up.