We arrived after midnight, and went to our hotel, which was actually a very small studio apartment. This is common.
I'm realizing that no 2 places make it or serve it in the same way. But it's all quite addictive!
While walking, I was amused to see a woman riding a bike wearing one of those iconic conical hats. After 3 days, I now know not to be surprised.
We met the agent at her house, and she loaned us a scooter to follow her zipping around the city looking at places. The first place wasn't suitable for us, and she listened to our thoughts. The second place was the one!
|Part of the bedroom, with a street view.|
|The living room, taken from the kitchen area.|
|One of the 2 rooftop terraces we have access to.|
The first floor is, conveniently, a coffee shop!
The building caters to foreigners, so our bathroom actually has a door separating the shower from the toilet, and the kitchen area is roomy.
Also, it's a "full service" place, so it comes with linens and twice weekly cleaning. They offer laundry service, but the laundry facility is on the premises, and one machine is available for us to use if we don't want it done for us. (We don't.)
We were moved in shortly after lunch, unpacked a bit, and had dinner with friends Brett met on his brief trip here a month ago. It was delightful, and I'm sure we will be long term friends no matter where the winds take any of us.
Next day. First order of business, the beach.
|My Khe Beach, Da Nang. Also known as "China Beach." 8 minutes from home!!!|
|My pale legs, feet slipping into the sand.|
A restaurant on the beach had these swings nearby, so I sat here while the sand on my feet dried enough to brush it off.
We wanted to hit the beach earlier the next day, so we could walk more before it started to get hot. I walked in the shallows a lot more, seeing jellyfish and ghost crabs to my heart's delight!
|Not a black and white photo - morning fog just hides the horizon.|
The next day was our last full day there - our flight left after midnight, so we left for the airport around 8pm. But meanwhile, we found a burger joint for lunch, and later went to a new night market for supper.
We go back on Sunday, and Sunday can't come fast enough!