Nha Trang: 2 days of outdoor adventures
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January 16th, 2010 – by: kirowind
I have never driven a motorbike before (although I have ridden one twice since arriving in Vietnam). So I got my quick 5 minute lesson and took the bike for a quick spin. I fell twice... yep, great start. But to alleviate any anxiety you readers may have, I never fell off or crashed into anything after that once we got going. We got lost a few times along the way including overshooting the beach. But we got there. And it was beautiful. About 1/4 of a km of white sand and sections of tables and beach chairs owned by the local vendors. There were only scattered groups here, maybe around 20 people. And how's this for prices? 60,000 dong ($3) for a kilogram of fresh clams. 60,000 dong for a plate of delicious seafood fried rice. 10,000 (50 cents) for a small bag of hot quail eggs with sea salt. 40,000 ($2 for 300 mL of rice wine).
Today, we took a boat trip out to the nearby islands. We did some swimming and snorkeling off the first island where the water was a little murky, but still able to make out coral a few feet down. Then there was more delicious seafood lunch and then a live band performance by the boat staff. They were quite capable and played many songs like Proud Mary and Hotel California. There was more swimming and beautiful scenery. Now we are suddenly leaving to the beach in search of fresh seafood as we're meeting up with some of the people we met today.
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