We Are Off To Da Nang

We organised with our hotel in Hue the train ticket and taxi journey to the train station, costing us a total of £5 each pp. The receptionist at the hotel printed the train ticket for us and the next day sorted out our taxi journey for us. Our train was due to arrive at 9:50, and the Receptionist decided she would try and hail a taxi at about 9:20. With only a 10-minute drive we arrived at the train station and jumped on the train.

Throughout the 2.5-hour journey, we saw the most incredible views, with the most beautiful untouched beaches.

After an enjoyable train ride, we arrived in Da Nang. As there was no public transport from the train station to our hotel, we hopped in a taxi, for a 25-minute journey, it still only cost us around £4.00.

We made it to our hotel, surrounded by other hotels overlooking the beach. We paid out a lot more money for this hotel as we were celebrating our 2 years together. It was worth the money. When checking in, the Receptionist told us they had upgraded us free of charge to a bigger room with another bed (might come in handy when James is snoring). It was a fantastic view we almost felt like we were on the train again!

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We settled into our spacious room and then began our search for somewhere to eat, after a fair amount of walking we found street-food/restaurant where we both had noodle dishes – it wasn’t great if I’m honest, but it done the job and kept us full for a while, it was also VERY cheap because the man messed up the money charging us 80,000VND (just under £3) instead of 130,000VND. We went back to the hotel and chilled around for a while as it was too hot to go to the beach at that time.

It got to about 16:00 and we began our 10-minute walk to the beach, it was then that we realised we were the only Westerners we’ve seen the whole day. We shade-bathed for a while and sat in a bar. We saw a few westerners in the bar so we felt a bit closer to home, and then this man got out a tightrope kit – it was so random! He tied it between 2 palm trees and then began his performance, people got involved and it was great entertainment!

We were there for a while and then started to head back so we could shower and get ready to go out for some dinner. We discovered a restaurant called Burger Bros, and it was the nicest burger I’ve ever eaten, it was heaven. We finished up and walked back towards the hotel and discovered an interesting looking bar with several electronic dart boards which we could use.

We had fun in there whilst James’ horrendously beat me. We went back to the hotel and had another nice early night which was needed.

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