25.12.2006 - 27.12.2006
Hope you all had a fantastic christmas and Santa brought you everything you wished for! Hope you have eaten yourself stupid, drunk yourself into a stooper and getting ready for new year merriment!
Just want to say that i had the most Sober christmas eve that i have had in years if i didn't mention it in my last entry. We just went out for a lovely meal at a seafood restaurant after we shopped for christmas presents and i resisted having spaghetti and had mussels with rice, steamed veg and potatoes instead. During the day we went to a mud bath and hot spring spa resort. Getting into a pool of cool mud that smells of tea tree is very bizarre but makes your skinn feel great. Once I got out i let it dry on my skin...imagine that girls (and some of the boys i know!) like the mud pack you put on your face, but all over your body and leave to dry...crispy!!!
So I told you i would let you know how the rest of christmas turned out....Well I think we can honestly say that we celebrated to the extreme this christmas day. After heading to the oh so local cultural bar... the Shamrock for a beverage or too we made or way to Shorty's for a traditional christmas dinner, or in my case sauage and mash (sorry mum, you know my love for the roast dinner isn't strong).
Every bar had 2 for 1 offers so within a few hours it became slightly messy. Emily and I got accousted by the Vietnamese biker bitch thiefs we had heard about. Their trick is to come over in a gang and one picks you up telling you how beautiful you are while the others try and fleece you of your purse! I was on the ball and told those tramps to politely go away!!
We ended up in the Sailing club as it is the only place to go after 1am. We danced, we drank and in Emily's case she pinballed her way home. At 5am, Em and I got a motorbike back home and had the traditional omlette baguette (best hangover prevention if you ask me!). It if it wasn't for the promise of cheese back in our hotel room i am unsure whether i would have been able to get Emily up the stairs!
At 10am boxing day morning, Lucy and Kelly rolled in. They had carried on drinking through the night and were trashed. I couldn't cope with the drunken antics so i headed for the beach. Boxing day was spent at a nice secluded spot under a palm tree with my book and the beautiful scenery. All 3 girls did themselves proud and continued the binge all through boxing day until about 3am in the morning. I went on a boat trip the following day, you can safely assume correctly that they all stayed in bed with monster 2 day binge hangovers!
The boat trip was brilliant. We went to four different islands. At Mun island i got to go snorkling. Even though the equipment was rubbish I got to see a blue fish, a couple of yellow fish and a black and white stripy one! The sea was quite rough so it was hard to swim back to the boat. On the way to the next island i dried off in the sun on the top of the boat. Mot Island was where we ate. The food was lush, rice, noodles, bread, beef, tofu, spring rolls and bananas. We then got to get in a ring and float around the boat. The boats crew made up a band and sang and played a DIY drum kit and guitar! They sang a few vietnemese songs and then some English ones including yellow submarine! The floating bar then came out. We had to jump off the top of the boat first to get a drink which strangly i was scared of to start with...stupid after all the lines and swings in Laos, tubing! The dodgy dalat wine which looked like cough medicine was quite potent after a few cups. We then sailed to Tam Island where we just went to the beach resort and had a few beers. When we got back to the boat there was a whole array of delicious fruits for us to try. Watermelon, green oranges, dragon fruit, pinapple, mango and of course bananas! The last island was where there was Tri Nguyen Aquarium. It was full of strange looking fish and some amazing tortoises which i loved. Tried to take lots of cool pictures of them. We then sailed back to the harbour and all taken to our hotels.
So Nha Trang was spent on the beach and in Bars & restaurants when i wasn't on a boat trip. Not a bad way to spend christmas I think you'd agree!