Day 3 – Nha Trang, Vietnam

What an interesting day this turned out to be.

The day started off at Monkey Island, a place where scientists kept monkeys for research. This is now a thing of the past, and the island is now a resthaven for monkeys and tourists. Caught a cruise over to Monkey Island from Nha Trang, and had the opportunity to feed the monkeys and lie on the beach.

At this point I got attacked by a killer monkey (joking)! I ended up getting bitten by a monkey while trying to save my possessions from being raided by a monkey, and he retaliated and bit me on the arm. The locals fixed me up on the spot and reassured me that the monkeys here do not carry viruses or infectious diseases. I watched a monkey circus where monkeys were trained to perform tricks. This was very ammusing to watch!

The beach here on the island is nothing special. The Australian beaches are much cleaner and nicer. There is soft sand leading up to the beaches back at home, rather than coarse pebbles and stones.

Last event for the day was to get a mud bath and sit in a hot spring. The mud bath felt great, but the mud is extremely hard to wash off your swimwear afterwards! This is something you must try in Nha Trang. The location is tucked away, so you may need a guide.