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Nha Trang, Vietnam Xmas ’15

Happy New Year To All!

This Christmas my hubby, wee man, and myself went to Nha Trang, Vietnam.  Pre-baby we had travelled to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam and absolutely loved it.  However, this time around, we were looking for a sweet beach holiday. I’d say we definitely found it here!  Beautiful beach, friendly people, cheap-as-chips food and beer, and the most AMAZING coffee ever. I came back with loads of caffeine for friends but yes, mostly, for myself.  It was rich, strong, and flavorful…the coffee and the holiday! Haha.  We hung out at the pool, the beach, and walked everywhere.  I loved going to the colorful markets and taking pictures of my surroundings, food, and my two delicious dudes. Everyday, we strolled on the walkway that followed the shoreline, soaking up the sun, shading ourselves under the palms when we got too hot, and breathing in the clean air (remember, I live in Beijing, the city of smog and Red Alerts – ready to leave for sure), often with no purpose. We simply would stop on the beach to let the wee man continue to get comfortable with his feet in the sand (he decided he could cope with walking on it as long as he had his shoes on). It was relaxing and amazing. Enjoy the pics! 

FOOD:

As a veg, there aren’t crazy amounts of options, but I did chow down on some local favorites.  Spring rolls and bahn mi!  Bahn mi’s are sandwiches that are sold for about .50 in carts on almost every side street.  You can opt for vegetarian ones with mock meat.  There were quite a few mock meat restaurants in the vicinity as well.  It just took some research and running around to find (some were closed etc) but alas, my hubby did me proud and found me my faux meat.  Here’s a pic of the spring rolls (also a rickshaw pic), my bahn mi, coffee, and the banh mi food cart:

Spring rolls

Bahn mi

Bahn mi

 

 

Bahn Mi

bahn mi cart

Drip Coffee - Amazing!

Drip Coffee – Amazing!

Fruit Stands & Beach in Nha Trang, VietnamI loved the fruit you could find everywhere as much as I loved the beaches (beach pics of a full moon on Christmas.  Was SO incredible!)

Xmas Nha Trang, Vietnam

Full moon on Xmas

Full moon on xmasScenes from the markets and streets of Nha Trang

Nha Trang, VietnamStreets of Nha TrangMarkets of Nha TrangWalks around Nha Trang

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