Our overnight train journey from Nha Trang took us to Central Vietnam's largest city, Danang. As mentioned in my last travel post the train journey had gifted me with a somewhat unpleasant hangover + a good dose of light-headed-ness, nausea and runny/blocked nose. YES, it is possible to have a runny and blocked nose at the same time.
Anyway, it was a 45 minute drive from Danang to our actual destination Hoi An, and on the way our tour stopped at a place half way between the two cities at the infamous China Beach. It was gorgeous, and a perfect day to have a dip in the ocean.
We also visited Marble Mountain which was stunning once we had climbed up the gruelling 200+ steps to the top. Way more gruelling than it would have been without the aforementioned hangover, dizziness, nausea and nose issues. In this precinct we also visited a STUNNING natural cave and saw actual gun shot holes from the Vietnam War.
We also had an awesome lunch at a little Homestay place - I wish we actually got to stay there! After a couple of hours lazing about in the sun we drove the last 20 or so minutes into Hoi An - the city I was MOST excited to visit. It claims to be a shopper's paradise. My next travel post will deliver the verdict ... until then,
OVER AND OUT