From Hanoi I took the train (soft sleeper, A/C 390 000d) to Hue, overnight train. Hue, cyclo to guest house-area, 5000d. GH 35000d /dorm bed - but if not many guests you can get a room for 30000d. Visited citadel (over priced at 50 000d for foreigners), walking in town.
From Hoi An I wanted to go to Qui Nhon. I went to the local bus station to take a bus to Danang. The guy of the bus wanted to charge me 4 times of the price. He refused to let me on the bus because I refused to be overcharged. So I took the next bus, also there they tried to collect 10000 instead of 5000 but some old ladies encouraged me just to hand them 5000d. In Danang we arrived to a bus station 500m from the long-distance bus station. There I bought my ticket to Qui Nhon (65000d) without any hassle - the ticket prices are written clearly at the counter - there is no discrimination against foreigners)
Arrived at Qui Nhon around
6:30 pm. At bus station they could not give info about buses
to Nha Trang... They said I have to pay the ticket until Saigon,
and get off on the highway-turn off to Nha Trang. I went to the
only backpackers' place: Barbara's GH. No dorm. Overpriced rooms
(80 000d) with nice beds but ugly run-down bathroom with cold
shower only. I checked several other hotels, but all were more
expensive (but nicer, too).
From QN I took the local
train (39000d) to Nha Trang (6h).
NOTE: In Vietnam, many GH/restaurants have VERY similar names. It is because if one place gets popular and it is listed in a guidebook, other places try to grab their customers by cheating and having a similar/sometimes even the same/ name.
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