Small massacre on Bus 346

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March 21, 2010 – Day 451 – Nha Trang, Vietnam

It was a fierce battle. One that may just change how history books are written: the massacre on bus 312, Hoi An to Nha Trang. [insert ominous music here]

Sleeper bus

Sleeper bus

Last night we took a night bus heading for Nha Trang and were surprised at not only having bedmates but the particular kind of bedmates these were. Every size, age, and color of some overly friendly cockroaches. As we stepped onto the bus and bent down to get into our lower bunks, there were 3 cuddly cockroaches warming Lin’s bed. With a bus full of people, how could she have shrieked and shivered as she so badly wanted to? What’s more, how could she avoid sleeping in such a bed with strangers?! She didn’t even know the names of those creatures and she spent the entire night battling to stay awake, swatting and spazzing out to keep her roaches at bay. Some of those suckers were huge!! And that was just her bed! Both sides of the bus walls were actually crawling in big and small roaches and the beds on either side of Lin’s were even more creepy crawly than hers! (Lucky Lin). So through an usually long night of much murder and attempted bug slaughter, we arrived at Nha Trang with Lin ready to flee from that bus, good riddance!

Touts on the beach

Touts on the beach

Luckily, Nha Trang seemed to be a more pleasant destination to lay our heads for the night. The beach is decent and the water is a pretty dark teal color. The wind blowing across the sand makes for nice sunbathing despite all the local Vietnamese men leering in the shade at the edge of the beach. Nha Trang is a busy city with a decent beach. Lots of trash and weird smells throughout the city but hey, that’s just how things go here.

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  1. Sounds like that bus needed a bug bomb (or two) set off in them before taking on any passengers. I can’t imagine they are cleaned too often.

    brian says...
    March 28th, 2010 at 8:57 am
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