Discover Vietnam – Meeting the locals in Nha Trang

Discover Vietnam – Meeting the locals in Nha Trang

By Jean Wethmar

I am in Nha Trang, a beautiful seaside town just a one-hour short flight from Saigon. I see the locals all gathering to exercise – walk, talk, swim, Tai Chi.

Discover Vietnam - Meeting the Locals in Nha Trang

Discover Vietnam – Meeting the Locals in Nha Trang

The locals are all so very friendly. Just as well I had grabbed my camera – a photographer is always prepared, like a good boy scout! I chatted to these friendly men – they just wanted to practice English with me.

I had things to do so I enjoyed a brisk walk and then a swim. A word of warning – don’t swim alone – this beach dips badly and there were no lifeguards on duty.

Evason Ana Mandara Resort

Evason Ana Mandara Resort

When I returned to my verandah somebody had delivered a pot of ginger and lemongrass tea, with some very yummy cookies. What a lovely touch. Breakfast time – after all that exercise and adrenaline I am hungry.

Gardens at Evason Ana Mandara Resort

Evason Ana Mandara Resort

The choices here are amazing, and of course being a tropical country there are fruits galore. All kinds of weird and wonderful tasting ones – mangosteen, rambutan, longa, starfruit, papaya, guava, waterapple, jackfruit, banana, bumpy apples, tamarind, persimmons, durian, coconut, dragon fruit – and the list goes on. Oh, not only fruit, but the lightest fluffiest waffles, croissants, and baguettes across Vietnam as well. This is thanks to their French Colonial past. All served on very beautiful dragon fly crockery.

Amazing Art in Vietnam

Amazing Art in Vietnam

There was art on display in the foyer of the Evason Ana Mandara Resort when I last visited, and I was in the right place at the right time. I was invited to be on National Television, to give my opinion about having this display of art in the foyer. Talk about ‘Meeting the Locals today!’

Gosh, from the men on the beach, to the gardener, to the fruit and waffle server, and now Vietnam National television! I am so sorry I didn’t buy this oil painting come to think of it. You will find some amazing art across Vietnam.

Dinner on the Pier

Dinner on the Pier

I had a superb dinner at my hotel and crawled into my soft, warm, cocoon, beach-side bungalow room, with its gorgeous voile drapes.

Discover Vietnam - Meeting the Locals in Nha Trang

Discover Vietnam – Meeting the Locals in Nha Trang

Aah.. Such is the life of a very refreshed, and very blessed traveller.

Next we fly to Danang in Central Vietnam, and visit the UNESCO town of Hoi An.

Next up... Danang!

Next up… Danang!

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