ok, i admit it... now i've even left flashpacking behind

Nha Trang Travel Blog

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tomorrow i'm going to saigon, aka ho chi minh city, and will splurge for the 8hours of train madness... after a lot of issues with the actual booking process i finally got my ticket for the 5star deluxe train nha trang - sai gon.

sinh cafe wanted 30k commission so i booked the train ticket via internet myself.. or so i thought... although the website is quite straightforward, the process on how to confirm your ticket and pay for it is not. after some failed phone call attempts to solve the situation i walked to the train station where the local office is and booked it in person.

wanted to get a deluxe ticket for 330k but they told me 'tomorrow 20% discount!' for some reason so i went with the 5 star club ticket for 450k which actually cost me 360'000 dong with the discount.

now i'm more excited about the journey tomorrow than saigon itself :-) the pictures in the train brochure look very promising... it even has a dancing / multifunctional and massage car on that train :-)

i promised myself to eat only rice and bread in cambodia instead to be a real hardcore backpacker again - haha just kidding... that money has to go or i have no incentive to get my ass moving after my trip :-)

i can actually book this as research... by doing this trip i've pretty much covered all modes of transport in vietnam from bad to deluxe.
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