Vietnam Travel – Nha Trang, Dalat, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam tourist: “Back to USSR”
As you know, Vietnam is a communist country, and their grandfather Ho Chi Minh is the direct equivalent of our grandfather Lenin. But when buying a ticket to this tropical country, I somehow could not believe that we would get to the island of communism.
And in vain … only the landing gear touched the Vietnamese land, as we immediately understood: the homeland was somewhere nearby, because at Cam Ranh airport we were met by modest lime-white palm trees, hastily gathered in heaps, but not exported garbage, rock painting like “Vasya was here “On the way to the hotel … That was how I met Sochi and my parents in the distant summer of 89th.
The city of Nha Trang – the starting point of our journey through Vietnam – is entirely tuned to tourists from Russia and CIS countries. Here all the locals speak Russian, and some of them quite fluently; TV perfectly catches Russian channels; and the Vietnamese are friendly and sincere to the guests.
Traveling in Vietnam – Nha Trang, Dalat, Hoshemin
Walking around yesterday’s fishing village, and today, the rapidly developing tourist center, is a very interesting exercise, and it will take even the most spoiled tourist for five or six days.
We visited the night market, took some pictures in Gorky Park, went on a city tour, tasted all imaginable and inconceivable teas and coffees, visited the advertised spa center and rode from the water slides in the famous Vinperle – the only private entertainment establishment in the country.
The sea in Nha Trang most of the year, although warm, is not particularly affectionate due to the large wave. Therefore, either come in March or June, or find out the addresses of secret bays and bays, where the water is calm.
The next point of contact with Vietnam was mountain Dalat – a resort city built during the days of French rule. This is exactly where it is worth coming and staying longer here!
The most beautiful colonial-style city greeted us with a restrained heat, and towards evening there was a tropical rain that was not uncommon in these parts. But thanks to the help of a raincoat, this “wet deal” went almost unnoticed.
Following the program, we visited the main attraction of Dalat – the home of an elderly lady, Madame Natasha, who received the name Crazy House among the people. This is a kind of architectural mess, from which a slight chill passes over the skin, built in the form of the “tree of life”, looks unusual and confusing … well, in order to find a way out, we had to try. But at the exit caring flip-flops offer delicious strawberries – it is definitely worth a try.
Of the rest, what I saw most was the Prenn and Datanla waterfalls – tourists are always welcome there, the cable car and electric sledges bring a pleasant variety to the excursion walk.
We also visited the second largest city in the country – Hoshemin, the former Saigon. It is located much south of Dalat and Nha Trang, on a plain and far from the sea. The first thought – what a hell, and why did we come here? Bejaat But for a long time in this heat you do not run, so I had to stock up on cold water and motivate myself to view the local beauties. Notre Dame de Saigon Cathedral turned out to be a reduced copy of the present Notre Dame in Paris, and the abundance of friendly Europeans on the streets pleased: Europe’s interest in Asia is not weakening! The cultural excursion continued with a trip to nature – rafting on the Mekong River, where we were treated to toffee-free sugar and strange-looking honey, offered to buy products from coconut and other ethnic interesting things …
Vietnam is a beautiful and picturesque country that is definitely worth a visit. This is a great alternative to expensive Latin America, closed Turkey and boring Thailand.