I went scuba diving in Vietnam. We have a week off due to the Cambodian New Year being celebrated this week. We have thought about for some time seeing more of Vietnam while we are on this side of the globe so that is what we are doing.
We left PP Sunday morning for a 5 hour bus trip to Saigon. When we got to the najor ferry crossing at Neak Leaung, it was so crowded we were going to miss our connections for the whole day so we had to improvise.
We abandoned the bus we were traveling on a crossed the ferry on foot. We then rented a van to carry us to the border and went thru customs etc. We then caught another van to Saigon and made our connections with an hour to spare.
We have been told that a good way to see Vietnam is to take a train from Saigon in the south all the way to Hanoi in the north. That takes 48 hrs so we will break that up with two stops along the way.
We are now in Nah Trang, a seaside beach resort of sorts on the South China sea. We went diving this morning and althought the visibility was less than ideal, we saw a large assortment of corral life and some wonderful sea life including a very large cuttle fish and a very nice lion fish. The crew were very talented and safety oriented, Mom!!!
We had dinner tonight a the Texas BBQ and Steak House in Nah Trang! The American who owns it lived in Ft Worth for a while and is from Memphis origonally. The BBQ ribs came with corn on the cob, cold slaw, potato salad, garlic toast, and baked beans. Best of all it tasted great! What a nice surprise. We topped it off with a wonderful apple cobbler with ice cream. So far so good for the trip and Gail's big day. She is 52 today!
Tomorrow we leave for Danang and Hue the ancient capitol of Vietnam during the Neugen Dynasty. Britt told us to call if she needed to send the national gaurd of help. I told her last time we were here we didn't do so well! Will continue the story later. Kind of looks like Ho Chi Minh with those white wiskers huh?