Our latest travel video documents our impossibly long 13 hour overnight sleeper bus journey from Nha Trang all the way to the cultural hub of Hoi An, Vietnam.
Having recently been sick in Nha Trang, we both didn’t really get to enjoy much beach time. Instead we were confined to our hotel beds trying to shake a fever, runny noses and overall sheer exhaustion.
Thus, when it came time to board this particular night bus neither of us were close to being 100% healthy; however, given that we had to pick up the pace to finish our itinerary in Vietnam, as we had scheduled, we didn’t have much choice in the matter.
Once on board the bus, we had bunk like sleeper beds near the front of the bus that were far too small for our large western bodies. If you can imagine, it would be like trying to sleep in kid’s bunk-bed as a mature adult. To say it wasn’t all that comfortable would be an understatement.
If the uncomfortable seating arrangements wasn’t enough to handle, the trip itself was an arduous affair as we traveled along serpentine bumpy one lane roads.
Our driver wasn’t exactly chilled out, as he aggressively passed vehicles as though we were playing a racing car video game as opposed to transporting precious real lives.
To say that our driver used the bus horn liberally might be the understatement of the century; we ended barely able to catch any sleep. When we were fortunate enough to doze off it was only for a brief moment as a sudden swerve or the sounds of the horn made us reluctantly regain consciousness.
Although we got very little sleep our mood improved considerably after arriving in Hoi An, a sleepy cultural hub smack dab in the middle of Vietnam. We’re excited to see what this highly rated small city has to offer.