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Sunday, 8 March 2009

Nha Trang again

I accompanied a class of students to Nha Trang for the annual school trip so there wasn't much time to enjoy myself and wander off for photo opportunities that weren't full of students making their special camera poses.

I unexpectedly liked the Oceanographic Institute with the exception of the too small enclosure they have for the seal. The specimen room was stunning, I expect places like this exist in every research establishment but doubt they are open to the public. Row upon row of pickled sealife of all types.

Specimen Room, Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute

You can never have too much plankton in my book.

Plankton as far as the eye can see

Vinpear Land, apart from the animal show mentioned in an earlier post, was fun. The major hit was the Pirate Ship alternatively dubbed "The Seasickness Machine", you can see why.

Pirate Ship, Vinpearl Land

Also on Vinpearl I saw a particularly Vietnamese take on Snow White:

Snow White Vietnam, Nha Trang

She was accompanied not only by the dwarfs but by a tribe of small bouncy animals:

Three bouncy animals,  Nha Trang

There were a few moments of peace at Po Nagar towers

Cham Goddess, Po Nagar Towers, Nha Trang

Temple attendant, Cham Towers, Nha Trang

But mostly it was wiping off bird pooh, prying students out of cafes and headcounting, headcounting, headcounting. I think we all had a good time of different sorts.

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