Saturday, November 7, 2009
The port for Nha Trang, Vietnam is easily accessible to town. It is possible to walk, but only if you are willing to wear plenty of sunblock and sweat a bit. The heat and humidity is strong in Vietnam, so walking to the center of town is a bit of a chore and can take 30-45 minutes. There will be plenty of motorcycle taxis available just outside of the pier gates, along with regular taxis. My experience is that I walked in both directions and it was tough mainly because of the heart and sun. I wish I would have spent a little money on a taxi. However, if the weather is cool and you have the energy, then go for it.
As far as safety goes, I never felt threatened or unsafe. Parts of the area you will have to walk through are a bit run down and dirty. There are generally people everywhere on the streets and mostly, you'll just be hounded to hire a motor cycle taxi or buy something. There is a more in depth post on Nha Trang, in my blog, as well as many photos on my Flick site. Just click HERE for my other post.