Xin chao - hello in Vietnamese
05.09.2010 - 19.09.2010 86 °F
We set off at 8:00 this morning for our boat trip to a small fishing village which was just beautiful. Full of lovely smiling children all wanting to say hello to us...... Having over 20 under 5's running towards you all shouting hello was something quite special. Another picture to store in my mind of all those happy smiling faces which made my heart just melt. The lovely thing about children is that no matter what your race, they have nothing but unconditional love for you. They are clearly used to the camera and all demanded that we click click so you will take their picture, when you do all of them want to see your camera so they can see the image. They all seem so happy although they live very basically, a lot of us could learn from them.
We then took the boat out where we had the chance to swim, snorkel off the boat, the weather was just amazing along with the water, so salty, that you did not even have to swim just lie back and float, heaven. We had a lovely lunch on the boat, just how do the Vietnamese manage to do such fine food with limited space and resources, they provided use with a feast of fish, chicken, beef, noodles, rice, vegetables, squid, all cooked fresh on the boat. The fish was caught fresh when we were on the boat, Lam our guide who had the nickname Lamb Chop was just fantastic. He was fit, looked a little like Bruce Lee the kung fu legend, and made sure our trip with him was fun and enjoyable... plus most of the girls thought he was fit (nice looking for the older generation amongst us).
Just when I thought things could not get any better we then set off for Nha Trang beach which was just amazing. It is a pebbled beach, but here we had the chance to go in the jet-ski's, play volleyball and the like, plus have some pampering, after a tough couple of days I decided to do the works, manicure, pedicure, leg massage, plus I also had half a leg threading done, all of this cost me 390,000 VD which is just £13:00 bargain. Nha Trang has a special place in my heart for sure, I will be sad to leave tomorrow, that said it will be good to see what Hoi An has to offer.