Tuesday, September 1, 2009
The port for Da Nang is a considerable distance outside of town. There is nothing to walk to from the port. Da Nang (as with a lot of Vietnam) is a bit rough around the edges. It is best to either take a tour from the ship (and be prepared for factory stops for shopping "Opportunities"), or at least take the transport bus offered by the ship. I have written a lot about Da Nang and Hoi An in other blog posts on here. You can get to them with my drop down menu on the side bar.
I chose to do most of my traveling, not on a tour, but with just a friend. If you are at all timid or uncomfortable in crowded, awkward situations, then you might do better on a guided tour. Be prepared to realize that Vietnam is not the place that you've been lead to believe it is by the tour industry, it's...well, just read the blog posts and you'll see. Although, you may love it, some people do.