Vietnam series: Vinpearl Island / Vinpearl Land / Vinpearl Amusement Park – just take the means of conveyance to the large scale facilities


arriving at Vinpearl island

arriving at Vinpearl island

Monday morning, 28 September, and it is my third day in the beachside town of Nha Trang, Vietnam.  I am travelling on my own again today as my “sometimes” travelling companions (my brother and his girlfriend) have left this morning to move on to Thailand.  

Today I head to Hon Tre Island, otherwise known as Vinland (Vinpearl Island/Vinpearl Land/Vinpearl Amusement Park) with the big Hollywood style sign “VINPEARL”on the hill.  Continue reading

Vietnam series: Just another AFL grand final day in Nha Trang, Vietnam

AFL football grand final winners - Geelong Football Club

AFL football grand final winners – Geelong Football Club

Having arrived in Nha Trang yesterday by sleeper bus, it is nice to wake up in the comfort of my room at the Golden Rain Hotel, Nha Trang.  It is a very special day for this Melbourne girl who grew up on AFL (Australian Football League) football.  AFL football is the highest-level professional competition in the sport of Australian rules football and… today is the Holy Grail of the AFL  season because it is grand final day… very special! Continue reading

Vietnam series: Hoi An to Nha Trang on an overnight sleeper bus

Interior - sleeper bus from Hoi An to Nha Trang

Interior – sleeper bus from Hoi An to Nha Trang

I am travelling north/south through Vietnam and have spent the last 12 hours on an overnight sleeper bus from quaint Hoi An and have reached the beachside township of Nha Trang, having passed through Quang Ngai and Quang Ngai during the night.  I arrive, like a gift, next to a café, which is perfect, because at this point I would kill for a coffee. Local time is 7:22am. I am with my brother and his girlfriend and we sit for a while to enjoy our coffee and recap on the night that was the sleeper bus. Continue reading