The four hour bus ride from Dalat to Nha Trang was spell binding. The road seemed to be in fairly good condition, but the elevation and the rock slides and wash outs provided some challenges for any road builder, let alone the bus driver. Our eyes were peeled to the road until we arrived in the bright sunshine of this popular beach town. The beach does go on for kilometers and it is beautiful
Nhat Trang boasts almost 300 hotels, but it seems as if most of them are almost empty. Tourism is slow this year in South East Asia. Hotel and restaurants (and beaches) which should be enjoying the start of the tourist season are off to a slow start. It is blamed on the World economy as well as flooding in parts of Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.
The surprise for me was all the signs in Cyrillic. Nha Trang has attracted a following from Russia. This is the only place in Vietnam that has such a large Russian infusion.