Saturday, June 20, 2009

Nha Trang, June 09

Sea festival 09

The Sea Festival is one of the biggest events in Nha Trang which happens every two years. It's a really big time and attracts a lot of visitors to Nha Trang. Most hotels put their prices up unbelievely high. That's not the only thing that's high. The weather is a bit too hot for me, hot enough to burn my feet as I walked along the beach. While I was there last week, it was about 37 degrees everyday but luckily there is a sea breeze so that it's not too bad.

Prawn salad

My brother's family and I went to the evening fair one night to have a look. It is right on the beach with numerous stalls and activities. The noise are from all the different speakers around with different music, sale girls voices, together with the crowds made it a bit tiring for me. I lost interest after 30 minutes wandering around the fair. I don't think I'll go to these fairs anymore as it's so boring and most of the stuff on sale is old fashioned and ugly.


I missed trying a bowl from the biggest noodle soup show during the festival. This is the first time and a record for Viet Nam for a single shop making a huge pot of pho, enough to serve almost 700 people. Pho Hong is one of the popular noodle shops in Nha Trang. There were also plenty of exhibitions on the beach especially painting and photography shows. I spent over an hour looking at the paintings, which were indeed great stuff.

Nha Trang beach

During the day, I went to the Lousiane Brewhouse for swimming and relaxing, drinking some house-brewed beer and reading a bit. I started trying to read more in English last month and it has opened up my mind heaps, a new world for me and for my imagination.

Bun Ca Nam Beo -  Nha Trang

As usual, I went to eat all of my hometown's local specialties for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. I just love these dishes and am amazed that they are so cheap. The most expensive dish I had was only 25,000Vnd, which is the same as what I pay for a bowl of noodles in Hanoi or Saigon. I will write about these dishes in the next post. Hope everyone is having a great weekend !!!


Anonymous said...

I am just love looking at your photos. They are amazing. Well done

Anonymous said...

Hi there, Is that Fish Cake in the last photo? I love them very much.
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

OMG....I would have loved to meet you. I'm a regular reader of your blog and was in Nha Trang for the Beach Festival. I was at the Louisiane Brewhouse too and wouldn't be surprised if we were there at the same time. I'm a Nha Trang born Viet kieu who were visiting after 35 years. I'm sorry to have missed the opportunity to meet you. If I had known I would have came by to say "Hi". Oh well, I always enjoy reading your insightful blog. It really helped me on my trip.


Van Cong Tu said...

Nguyen, yes you are right
Mai, Maybe next time :)
Truong, Thanks