Tết 2012 (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) - the Year of the Dragon - I decided that it was time to go back to Nha Trang. It has been 12 years since my first trip to Nha Trang, so things have changed. Another reason for going back was that I wanted to see the sun and beaches. On my first trip to Nha Trang, I visited the major sites in the city and three islands, then traveled by bus to Đà Lạt high... Read Full Entry
I am a Hanoi_girl who loves to travel. When working for a Japanese construction company in Hanoi, I had the chance to travel to 23 countries and to all the 63 provinces in Vietnam, including 24 trips to Huế city. Egypt, Mongolia and Nepal are my love, and other favorite countries are Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, China (7 trips, 15 cities), New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Cambodia (3 trips), Brunei Darussalam, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Laos (3 trips), Malaysia (4 trips), Singapore and Thailand (9 trips). I have visited all the... full info
At Hòn Mun island (on the one day tour)On my first trip to this island 12 years ago, we had to stay on the boat and some tourists did snorkeling. Now the island is a nature reserve and tourists could step onto the island.
Nem nướng (Baked spring rolls)This is a street food near the beach in Tuy Hoà city. The sauce is put over the baked spring rolls. Inside spring rolls there is pork. It's very cheap, only VND 2,000 (10 US cents) for a stick. (Món nem nướng này bán gần biển Tuy Hòa. Mỗi xiên giá 2.000 đồng. Bên trong nem có thịt lợn).
One of the dragons at the 2-4 SquareThere was a couple of dragons at the 2-4 Square in Nha Trang. Locals and tourists went to this place for taking photos. (Một trong hai con rồng tại Quảng trường 2-4 Nha Trang).
Floating bar - a game on the one day tourThe boy standing on the floating board poured wine for the tourists who swam to his bar. The music was loud with the famous song Lambada. One of western girls even tried to stand on his board and after a few seconds she fell off to the water. Everyone laughed when seeing this game. (Trò chơi "quán bar nổi" trong tour một ngày thăm 4 đảo. Khách du lịch bơi đến chỗ chiếc phao nổi và nhận cốc rượu của mình. Một cô gái phương Tây cố gắng trèo lên phao đứng cùng cậu thanh niên, nhưng sau vài giây thì cô lại rơi xuống nước. Cậu thanh niên uốn éo theo tiếng nhạc Lambada. Tất cả mọi người đều cười vui vì trò chơi này).
Vinpearl Land on the Tre islandThe hotel is on the other side of the island. This is the area for outdoor and indoor games. You can get to the island by cable car or by boat.
A village by the National Highway No. 1This village is called "Overseas Vietnamese village" as the locals in this village left Vietnam by boats after 1975, then they sent money to their families for building up new houses. Next to this village is a pagoda with a big Buddha statue. (Làng Tân Thủy nằm cạnh Quốc lộ 1 và được gọi là "làng Việt Kiều" vì những người sống trong làng này vượt biên rồi gửi tiền về xây nhà. Cạnh làng có một ngôi chùa với tượng Phật Bà Quan Âm).