Spending the day in Nha Trang

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Spending the day in Nha Trang
Spending the day in Nha Trang

Today we had lunch at the Green Apple, a restaurant situated between the two buildings of Son & Daughter and owned by rival Backpackers House. They also have a bar, the Red Apple, and that gets pretty darn busy at night.

We started walking to Ponagar, Buddhist temples in the city, when “Eddie Murphy” stopped by to say hello. He offered to take us somewhere on his bike (as is very common) and we ended up going with him for 50,000 for the two of us. I was on his brother’s bike and Ronald went on the back of Eddie’s. The guy actually sort of looked like Eddie Murphy…I wonder who sired him with that name.

Anyways, we paid 15,000 to get in and Eddie & brother were going to wait for us and then take us back to where they found us for another 50 thou. We walked up and it was small and sort of boring, but pretty I guess. Really it was a lot like My Son except here there were Buddhas inside and they were active temples. After we were done, they carted us back to where they found us and when we got off
smaller temples

Spending the day in Nha Trang
Spending the day in Nha Trang

these were on top of the hill and the men and women were repainting the red scaffoldingwe asked about Vinpearl, an island just off the coast. You have to take a cable car there (the world’s longest over water) and there’s a resort and water park and rides I believe. He said they could take us tomorrow morning to the cable car entrance, so we agreed and then he showed us some tours he had. Turns out he has an easy rider company. We told him we’d meet him at 6 to talk more about the tour and decide over drinks and dinner at the Louisiane Brewhouse, a microbrewery/resort. They give tours at 15:00 every day, but we were too late. He took us there (for free) and agreed (because of Ronald’s savviness) to take us tomorrow for free as well…

Spending the day in Nha Trang
Spending the day in Nha Trang

The Louisiane Brewhouse had a pool for free and also went out to the beach. If you wanted a fancy chair with cushions you have to pay 30,000. We got a tasting tray for 80,000 and then for the following drank mostly their seasonal Red Ale. Nice. They have three sizes: 330mL – 30,000, 600mL – 60,000, 1L – 90,000. We drank the mediums and then switched to the smalls after. We also had
a lil show
some ribs and a chicken salad that wasn’t the best.

Turns out we weren’t really watching the time and Eddie showed up beside our table. We decided to take the tour to Da Lat that takes 3 days and 2 nights. It is $60 per person, per day, but since we didn’t want to do the elephant riding, he dropped it down to $55. He gave us his passport to keep and to give back to him on Saturday to show us he is legit and we gave him a deposit of 2 million. So tomorrow they’ll take us to the cable car and then Saturday they’ll pick us up at 8:30 to start our trip!