Train to Saigon

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.

Finally GRABBED my first bike in Saigon!

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!

LIFE = BEACH

Not so much to update for today, just to enjoy nice weather and relax.

Nha Trang beach

I heard you can do scuba diving and some other activities around the islands nearby, but I’m too lazy to even move 100 meters away for coffee, just grab it!

Afternoon coffee and cake.

Just eat everything at beach, anything tastes better with a view, right?

Maïs lazy, they sometimes sing.

Yeah, that’s just all I have to update ^^

I hope you enjoyed your day and have a good weekend, not until someone just has reminded me it’s almost weekeng, did I realise weekend is at the corner!

🥥🌺🌊👧🏻 and some thoughts

Hi, greetings from Nha Trang. Once I reach the beach, I become lazy and start doing nothing.

Here they have grab, which is awesome, I don’t even need to walk 300 meters to get ice coffee, can just get someone buying it for me.

How’s Nha Trang? Hmmmm… if you think it’s quiet, no the beach is too busy, and there are too many Chinese group tourists in the center, literally everywhere, packed, basically no escape from them. Can be a case study for the harm overtourism brings lol.

When I see such things, sometimes I think about who to blame overtourism, tour companies, tourists, bad marketing? Slavery waging, lack of paid yearly leave? Or simply people’s innocence, gullibility, or the greedy human nature, horrible mass tourism industry, or the general scammy culture in Asia and some other parts of the world?

I don’t know, or maybe actually everyone is happy, some got to make profit, without care how the image on their destination is; the others shout loudly on the streets of other countries, don’t give a shit how people think about them, as long as they eat their seafood, spent some money, all good. For the rest nobody gives. Then why should I worry anyway? haha

All that being said (geez, So much rambling, sorry lol) beach is beach, not too bad for me at all.

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