Hue to Nha Trang by train: 14.5 hours, 1 pack of Oreos, ¾ pack of Pringles, 1 corn on the cob, 1 baguette, 2 cups of coffee, 1 can of beer, 3 episodes of Atypical, and countless naps.
The alarm went off at 5.20am, the taxi came at 6.20 and we still got it together to meditate before we left. Meditation warriors! Actually we’d fallen off a bit since I wrote a post about our meditation methods. But since Hue we have been back into doing it every day. Currently doing Krishnamurti style.
My husband is reading Sapiens and he read some bits aloud and we had a few discussions about capitalism, history and religion. He also read me some of The Power of Now and we discussed that too, it linked interestingly to Krishnamurti meditatation.
We also spent time looking at the lovely scenery, lots of green, and lots of water.
Even though it was a day journey, as it was long we’d booked beds, first class AC, four in a cabin, with plenty of space and mattresses that were comfortable enough, nice pillows and cuddly duvets. We had lower bunks this time. We’d travelled the same class overnight Hanoi to Dong Hoi, and had top bunks, with space for luggage and to sit up. People we spoke to who had gone second class, three high, six per cabin, said the top bunk was very cramped, they couldn’t sit up at all.
We arrived in Nha Trang late evening. Nha Trang is very busy and very touristy, but the variety is all part of the experience.
Travel update We have/had six weeks in Vietnam altogether travelling North to South, Hanoi- Sapa– Hanoi- Dong Hoi- Hue- Nha Trang- Da Lat- Ho Chi Min. In Dong Hoi, Hue and Nha Trang every room has cost US$8 or less. In Dong Hoi we had a private room in a hostel with a key to our own separate bathroom. In Hue and Dong Hoi breakfast was included. In Hue and Nha Trang the standard has been very high. We have stayed in hotels, very clean, with own bathroom. In Nha Trang we each had a double bed, the first room was enormous, the second (pictured above) was big, and had a bathtub! As I write this we are in Da Lat, which is much more authentic and full of character. As this posts we will be travelling Da Lat to Ho Chi Min, our last stop.
Pictures above semi sleeper coach Nha Trang to Da Lat five hour journey, seat-beds three across two high, very comfy for me less so for my tall husband.
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Sold house left job decluttered almost everything else. With husband went travelling for a year, mostly in India. Here are my India highlights. Currently in Vietnam. Returning to the UK in less than a week to live on a narrowboat. Writing a book about everything…
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