Nha Trang - Westerner's paradise
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We got a sleeper bus but during the daytime so it afforded us the luxury of sprawling across the back seats for a bit of comfort. The bus ride down from the highlands was so strikingly beautiful. The terrain is very similar to Laos since it's really not that far from the border and reminded me of the trip from Lang Prabang to Vang Vieng. Seemingly that's why the Americans bombed Laos, a supposedly neutral country, back to the stone age as all the VC nipped across the border to seek refuge. Side bar: the film Apocalypse now is based off a guy called Anthony Poe and was actually about him training and fighting alongside the Northern Laotian people, not the Vietnamese. True story.
Nah Trang was a good laugh
Next stop Hoi An. One thing about the nightbus. As we were getting all our luggage on I was told by an American/Vietnamese girl that the driver who was holding us all back had slyly said to the other guy working the bus, Vietnamese first, foreigners last. So basically all locals got all the good seats whereas we who'd paid at least three time the price for our seats got the shitty ones. Pfff. Not liking the aggressive nature of these people too much. Not compared to the good natured cambodians and Laotians ( Not including all tuk tuk, taxi or moto drivers as they're in a world of their own)