Train is probably the most popular ways of transportation in Vietnam. The country has a north-to-south distance of more than 1600 km. If you want to see the whole country, train ride is probably inevitable. Train lover myself, I take trains everywhere in the world, in Vietnam as well of course.
The train is not so fast, it took 8 hours from Nha Trang to Saigon, but I like travelling slowly. If I have more time in Vietnam probably I’ll break the trip from Hanoi to Saigon (which is more than 30 hours) into more stops, not just Nha Trang.
Ga means station, something to do with the French “gare”?
Nha Trang station is so small, there’s not even a café inside, luckily a book shop is just next door and the café inside the bookshop has a great view of the station. I think Vietnam looks great in picture.
I took the second class, costs somewhere between 15-20 euro. It was less busy after a few stops and not bad at all!
Some shots during the train ride.
Greetings from Saigon!
Already been travelling for a while in VietNam, finally today I tried grab bike, for the first time.
If you’ve been to VietNam, probably you know what I’m talking about, GRAB is a magic super app, you can grab a car, a motorbike, food and other stuff, like uber or uber eats.
I’ve been using it to get a car ride in Nha Trang and Ha Noi most of the time because I’m scared to walk around in such traffic (although I normally like to walk around the city instead if taking taxis).
Actually grab (motor)bike is really popular, you see all these who wear grab t-shirts waiting for customers. Out of curiocity, I decided to give it a try. You have to find a driver and connect with him with the code shown in his phone. It turned out cheaper than grab a car, I’m still a bit scared in such traffic but I survived. I guess it’s rather safe especially when you are used to crazy traffic, you drive more carefully (hopefully).
I think it was a great and interesting experience, so I took a selfie to memorise it!