I shared the 4-man cabin with three senior Vietnamese hydro-electric engineers, on their way to Nha Trang to check on another new dam/powerstation in the south here somewhere. They were friendly enough but the dodgy English was hard work after about the first 8 hours.
Now I’m in Nha Trang, the bloke that was meant to pick me up from the station last night to take me to a hotel I reserved never materialised (big suprise) so I found somewhere else and stayed there instead. Today I’ve moved to a lovely place with sea views and all mod-cons. The weather is fantastic and ridiculously hot, for some reason Nha Trang’s dry season is the reverse of most of Vietnam so we’re basking in it at the moment. The beach is beautiful too, with the brochure-style turquoise seas and all of that. I think tomorrow I’ll get another death bike and do the local-ish sites which consist of various pagodas and waterfalls and stuff, then the day after take a boat out to the islands. The tour I’m looking at is renowned for the pisshead Vietnamese guide they have!