The countdown is on now with just a bit over 2 months to go until our big Nash Hash/4th Anniversary weekend in Nha Trang.
We look forward to welcoming all our visitors at Crazy Kim's Bar, 19 Biet Thu Street. This will be the main Hash meeting place plus Hash Venue. Exact registration times will be sent closer to the event. Registration will be at Crazy Kim's Bar, 19 Biet Thu Street commencing mid-late afternoon on Friday 24 March.
The town in booming and hotels are going up everywhere. We are locals so don't generally stay in hotels, we don't know whether you like luxury mid range or budget and the online sites advertise special rates in a competitive market of which we have no knowledge. So its much better to research that way. There is a satellite area called Vinh Hai (Hon Chong Beach) north of the bridge which markets itself as being in the middle of town. Not true - its about 6km north of the tourist area and Crazy Kim's. As a general rule use The Sailing Club as a guide and stay walking distance from there - unless you want to get taxis or the local bus back and forth everyday. The beach at Vinh Hai (Hon Chong Beach) north of the river, is very nice and you may prefer to be away from the main part of town. There is a strong local Vietnamese vibe over there and taxis and/or buses are cheap.
There are different rules for individual countries and these rules change regularly. Airlines usually don't let you board a plane unless your visa or "Visa Acceptance Letter" is available. If you are doing your Visa On-Line, make sure you have Us dollars (and a passport photo) at the Vietnam Airport Visa counter to cover whatever amount is applicable for your passport type.
Weather in Nha Trang late March is typically hot and dry. The wet season is generally well gone, the sea has calmed and overall its the best time of the year in this part of Vietnam.
Food and Drink
If you have dietary needs and haven't mentioned it - please go back in and make changes or let me know by email. As long as we know, we can cater for you within reason.
We will have free flow beer, soft-drinks, fruit juices and water. There will even be spirits on Saturday night because we haven't called Sunday's run a "recovery" for the hell of it!!!!
The places that support Hash in various ways in Nha Trang are: San Miguel Beer, Crazy Kims, Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant,Bbq Un In and Texas Bbq. We need supporting because our local Nha Trang Vietnamese community come to weekly Hash events at less than cost price. We figure its worth the financial drain to have a local independent presence and acceptance of us, rather than only partners of ex-pats.
Most overseas visitors have already paid in full. We are still chasing a few though and we are now needing the funds for deposits etc. Some locals are paying off their registrations - that's the joy of being local - so they are not showing as paid yet.
I will send more updates as I think of things to tell you.
MORE INFO HERE: http://www.nhatranghash.com/
See you soon
Dosage - "Hash Communications" with
Pickle Dick - Gm
and all the Hash Committee