Replies: 15 - Last Post: Nov 21, 2012 4:42 AM Last Post By: mooslie
Nov 12, 2012 11:57 AM
Nov 12, 2012 3:24 PM
1Stay longer at Quy Nhon-reduce time in Nha Trang. Better, cleaner beach. Nha Trang beaches are cr*p. Check out Natgeo 'world's worst beaches'.
Nov 12, 2012 5:01 PM
2Quy Nhon is a small, clean and quiet city. There are restaurants and hotels along the beach, including a large restaurant on the rocks at the southern end of the beach which has a lovely view of the entire waterfront. There is not a lot to see and do, but Quy Nho is a pleasant place to place to break your journey.
Nov 12, 2012 6:22 PM
Nov 12, 2012 8:45 PM
Nov 13, 2012 10:17 AM
5Thanks, going to stay there. just struggling with transport. Got the train booked from Hue to Danang for Hoi An. Don't seem to be able to book it to Deui Tri for Quy Nhon, only Nha Trang?
I've seen the Malinh minibus recommended and googled it but can't find a booking site.
Was planning 3 nights in Nha Trang, could change that to 2. I could then have an extra night in Mue Ne or HCMC. On the Vietnam leg I'd planned 4 in Hanoi, with one of those on a boat in Halong Bay, 2 in Hue, 2 in Hoi An, 2 in Que Nhon, 3 in Nha Trang, 3 in Dalat, 2 in Mue Ne and 4 in HCMC and the Delta
Nov 13, 2012 11:50 AM
6Bring good books and relax in Quy Nhon. 2 nights are enough for "Viami" (Vietnamese Miami). That's my nickname for Nha Trang.
Nov 13, 2012 2:24 PM
Nov 13, 2012 9:27 PM
8Slightly regret not visiting Quy Nhon. The LP really talked it up but feedback online from other travelers was poor. Spoke to an expat in Nha Trang who really liked it.
Nha Trang is for Vietnamese and Russians. The backroads are fantastic, but the beach scene is not for me.
Nov 14, 2012 2:15 AM
9Was planning 3 nights in Nha Trang, could change that to 2
even one is enough for Nha trang.
@#8 above ...Nha Trang is for Vietnamese and Russians.
so true these days!
Nov 16, 2012 6:20 AM
10Hey Mooslie, for some one who clearly dislikes Nha Trang, why do you insist on living here?
Nov 16, 2012 8:58 PM
11ralph wrong! I don't dislike it. I think it's great for expats. However for tourists there are better options ...that's all!
Ralph for tourists I think the 5 'H's + 'S' are the best option.
(Or vice versa)
Flying from HCMC to Da Nang saves a gruelling bus or train trip and saves a lot of time to enjoy the country.
Nov 18, 2012 5:09 AM
12thanks very much. Trip almost booked now. This is our final itinerary;
Chaing Khong 1
Mekong cruise 2
Luang Prabang 4
Halong Bay 1
Hoi An 2
Que Nhon 2
Nha Trang 2
Mue Ne 2
Haven't booked Mekong Delta tour yet. Quite expensive for 2, could do with sharing with someone
Nov 18, 2012 5:15 AM
A tip, when you leave Nha Trang for Dalat, go by Phuong Trang Bus company, which runs eight or more trips per day along the new road. It takes 3.5-4 hours to do the 140km, compared with up to 6 hours along the old, 225km road via Phan Rang. Phuong Trang runs comfortable, 40 seat buses with safe drivers.
Nov 18, 2012 11:29 AM
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