Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang

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A delicious meal

We woke up early to get packed and check out at 12, but we had booked a train for 11pm that evening and were not really relishing the prospect of wandering around Ho Chi Minh City for 11 hours as we felt like we’d seen what we wanted to already. So, we walked over to the park, spent a few hours there before the rain began, then had a coffee at a nice café on the main street near our hotel, grabbed another kebab for lunch, and wandered around for a bit before admitting ‘hot weather wandering defeat’ and headed back to the hotel where we took advantage of the computers in the lobby to upload some photos and keep you all informed!

Somehow me managed to kill 10 hours so we got our taxi to the train station and boarded the train.

We had booked tickets in the air conditioned hard sleeper section, which is a ‘cabin’ with 6 berths.

So tasty!
We hopped onto the train then had the minor challenge of working out where we were supposed to go. After finding our beds, putting or luggage in the storage section and getting comfy for the 7 hour journey ahead we fell asleep, quite comfortably, but not before playing  few card games and finding out that Fab would pick the Queen of Hearts out of the shuffled pack everytime he cut them! 

Hint: Vietnamese sleeper trains are very good value and very comfortable. I’d estimate the berth length in hard sleeper A/C to be 6′3″, they supply pillows, sheets and blankets and you sleep on a soft (albeit thin) mattress.

The bottom bunk is the most expensive because you can almost sit up in bed without hitting your head, and it’s easiest to get up and about to use the toilet etc.

The middle bunk is cheaper but has great views from the window - I woke up at sunrise and it was amazingly beautiful watching the sun rise over the hills.

The top bunk is the cheapest - you are right next to the A/C so you could get cold, the speakers are above you so when the music is piped in, you get the majority of it, and the lights are right above you too.

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A delicious meal
A delicious meal
So tasty!
So tasty!