Departing Hoi An
An Bang Beach, rather, was my base at Hoi An. A very peaceful oasis during the Typhoon,. The weather had chased most tourists away from the beach. Early afternoons at The Deck House, sampling Jurgen’s cuisine and a few beers watching the sea roar. Just great!
My accommodation for the few days of the typhoon was the Sand Dune, a homestay with only three rooms just 2 min from the beach. Linh and Phien took care of the house and prepared our breakfasts.
Into the Rain towards Qui Nhon
It was still raining when I left – It was also raining when I arrived at Qui Nhon and it never paused raining on the way! What an exhausting day of some 350 km. First hour was spent trying to find a way out – Roads were just under water, no way passing through. I progressed some 5km in the first hour.
Qui Nhon was also badly damaged by the flooding but water was now subsiding. Rode to the beach and …. the rain and wind just stopped. Great, time for some street gastro on plastic chairs before the rain chased me to my hotel. No problems catching sleep tonight!
Ride to Nha Trang
The following morning broke sunny and warm. A cup of Vietnamese coffee with local sweet condensed milk was fantastic before the day’s ride. And what a contrast with the day before – all day sunshine, marvelous road, gentle breeze all the way to Nha Trang through the Damrey path.
Time to hit the beach and relax for a while. Nha Trang is a tourist resort apparently very popular among Russian and Vietnamese tourists.
Very lively and fun city, this Nha Trang. But as Vietnam goes, this may not be the best place to come. Not much very Vietnamese or original here v. other places I have visited on the road. Menus and signs are also in Russian and Chinese with western or tourist-Vietnamese food. Much more interesting places are available if you look for a Vietnamese experience. Well, this is a party town.