09.01.2009 - 10.01.2009 18 °C
We got to the hotel and went on a day trip to another island, We saw a fishing village (all the villagers fish to make a living) and we went on a bamboo boat which was fun but quite scary as it's really not very stable and moves around a lot so you need to have an even number of people with similar weights on each size otherwise it will just go over. We were meant to go snorkelling but it was too cold so just ended up going back to the boat and we went to a stone beach and chilled there.
We then went for dinner in the evening, played some pool and met some of the others for drinks - ended up being a great night out with some very cheesy music (e.g - YMCA and Abba) but was a good laugh.
The next day we went to have a mud bath - it was quite cold but was a refreshing experience - not sure how much good it actually does as some people leave it on until it cracks on your skin, but we were only allowed in there for half hour so was still pretty wet when we came out of it.
Later in the day we went to the Po Nagar Cham Towers which were built between the 7th and 12th Century- there was meant to be a hindu temple at the topbut when we got there it was more of a bhudhist temple with hind influence as they were offering prashad to the buddha and there was a shiv lingha which we have not seen in other buddhist temples.
We then went for dinner at an indian restaurant which was very nice - it had pictures of Sachin Tendulkar and Shah Rukh Khan everywhere showing them coming to the restaurant (but i'm pretty sure they hadn't and they had just photo shopped them in).
That night we got a overnight train to Da Nang.