Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang is not only famous for its beach, but everything else that comes with tourists - bars, restaurants, tailors, tour shops, scooter and bicycle rentals, all concentrated in about four blocks.
It is the longest offshore cable car system in the world and it takes 12 minutes to cross-
Hon Tre Island is in the Bay of Nha Trang. There are numerous other islands and many fishing boats and villages-
You go to Hon Tre Island for Vinpearl Land - an amusement park. To get there, I took a cable car. It's 3320 meters long, 40 - 60 meters high, and has 9 support pillars-
For the $25 ticket, you can go to the amusement park, an aquarium and a dolphin show. The roller coaster is very lame, the pirate ship made me sea sick but the alpine track is sweet-
You go pretty much straight up the mountain, but then wind your way down, traveling up to 30 km/h... until you catch the person ahead of you :(
The aquarium is really cool, with a green tree python, a boa constrictor, a red cornsnake, chameleons and toads, just a few of the reptiles living there-
The aquatic life is excellent too-
There's a zebra turkey fish (top left) and a skunk cleaner shrimp (bottom right)-
It was a fun place to spend the afternoon.
Later on, I had my nails shellacked for about $12!
To end the day, it was more pool, live music, chicken curry and beer! How can you not love this life??