I've been in Da Nang, Vietnam since January 1st, 2019 getting to know the people and the culture and find living here among the locals to be a rich experience. The people are very friendly, full of charm and laughter and welcoming.
I'm staying at a lovely hostel named Traveler's Nest Hostel and have become friends with the owners Sa and Hao and the rest of the staff here. The beds are super comfortable. They have private rooms but I'm staying in a shared dorm. Each bed has a pull-down blind for privacy, a fan and light, electrical outlets, a shelf for your computer and a lockable cabinet for personal stuff, very comfortable pillow, sheets, and comforter and everything is very clean.
There's AC in the room. They clean every day. The showers have plenty of hot water. There's a couple of indoor seating areas and outdoor balconies to hang out and the internet is fast and works everywhere in the building.
Each morning breakfast is included with a wide selection of fruit, eggs, cereal, and coffee or tea, and they'll do your laundry. How much does all this cost you may be asking yourself? $6 USD/night or 5.30 Euro. What a deal.
They have two hostels, one right on the beach and another about 5-minutes walk to the beach and a few minutes walk to the daily farmers market where you can buy fresh fruit, fish, crafts, and food.
Everything is very inexpensive here. Beer costs around 60 cents, a pack of cigarettes costs 50 cents, and there is plenty to eat for around 1 to 4 USD a meal depending on how fancy you want to get.
Right next door from the hostel a family cooks food on a BBQ grill and sells meals for less than a dollar. It's delicious and fresh off the grill. I've become a regular there. It's a funky place but the food is good and you can get it to go if you want.
Everyone rides motorbikes here and you can rent one for about 7 USD (6 Euro) for 24-hours with the price going down if you rent by the week or month. People drive on the right side of the road for the most part but there doesn't seem to be any traffic laws here. Going through a traffic circle is complete chaos with everyone going every direction imaginable. Once you get used to it you just go with the flow.
Da Nang has many beautiful bridges and one of the most famous ones is the new Golden Bridge that appears to be held up by hands.
Vietnam is famous for its coffee which is very strong and available everywhere you go. One of my favorite places in Da Nang is a place called Sincero (Honest in Spanish) that plays great Latin music and makes delicious smoothies. Pineapple banana is my favorite.
It's right on the way to the beach and I'll usually stop there on the way back from the beach.
The white, sand beaches here are my favorite places to hang out and you can walk for miles on uninterrupted stretches of the coastline.
This is a short video of the beach in Da Nang Vietnam so you can get a feel for the vibe here.
Living On The Beautiful Beaches In Da Nang Vietnam
The beautiful people, beaches, culture, and delicious food, perfect climate, and affordability make Da Nang, Vietnam a perfect place to visit for the budget conscious traveler and I highly recommend it.
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