Let’s talk about turquoise waters and miles of beautiful beach. The city of Nha Trang, Vietnam is the perfect destination for your next tropical getaway. A quick flight into Da Nang from Ho Chi Min City, most famous in the US for its airbase where the majority of American military members arrived, and you’ll find yourself in Nha Trang.
If you read my first post on Ho Chi Minh City, you’ll know I’ve embarked on a two week trip of Vietnam starting in the south. After exploring Ho Chi Minh, our next stop was the Mekong River Delta.
The Mekong River Delta is about an hour and a half drive outside Ho Chi Minh and is a network of rivers, swamps and islands. Many of its inhabitants live on boats and make their living off the river. You’ll find fishing, cargo boats and floating markets.
I have a story to tell: one of pristine beaches, sunny skies, warm people, and ridiculously cheap beer. This story takes place in Vietnam.
When I told my grandfather that I was going to Vietnam the look of disbelief was pretty humorous. My grandfather, along with many other people I told of my upcoming travel, did not think that Vietnam was the perfect getaway for my next trip. Truth be told I did not really know what to expect either. I just knew I wanted to experience a new culture and go on an adventure. I can say with all certainty that I enjoyed my two weeks in Vietnam immensely and plan to go back again in the future.
Do you ever just get this overwhelming feeling that you need to see the beach? That you need to hear the waves and bury your toes in the sand? Well I do. I’ve been feeling some beach lust for a few weeks and decided to take a trip to San Diego for Memorial Weekend.
Justin and I rented a beach condo on Airbnb that was right in between the bay and the ocean. Perfect location for visiting both Mission Beach and Pacific Beach. Our first morning there we walked along the bay to this cute breakfast and bakery, Olive Cafe. They have great food if you are staying in the area for pretty reasonable costs. We took our coffees to go and sat on the beach. Finally, I was there!
Sometimes life happens and we need to make adjustments to the best-laid plans. I had been looking forward to our visit to San Fran since the day we booked it in lieu of Valentine’s Day gifts. Three days in one of my favorite cities, I couldn’t wait! Because of other more pressing life events, we had to leave later than planned and return earlier, reducing our trip to 36 hours. Add in some rain and some very soaked shoes, Justin and I still had a great time exploring. I’m by no means a San Fransisco expert, but after a few visits to this great city I’ve learned a thing or two.
Do you ever feel like you need help coming up with the perfect thing to say? Then I’ve got the destination for you. Near Cork, Ireland, sits the wondrous Blarney Castle.
Welcome and thank you for stumbling across my Roving Photography blog. There’s really no set goal for this blog other than to be a creative space where I can share my photos and grow as a photographer and writer. My interest in photography started young, as a child my bathroom doubled as my father’s dark room.