Nha Trang was a beach town with quite a few Russians. There are a lot of Russian people that live there and it is a big Russian tourist destination. They even have special menus for Russians at restaurants. A lot of writing on signs was in vietnamese, english and Russian. I never figured out why or how Nha Trang became such a big Russian town/tourist destination, but to be honest I don’t really care. Despite the large amount of Russians, I did enjoy the nice beach and people I met there.
My first hostel in Nha Trang I stayed 2 nights, but I didn’t like the vibe so I moved to a new one called “I Home Hostel” and loved it.
The owner took us out a few times for dinner. We would spend nights together having drinks and listening to some of the staff play the guitar.
I was walking down the street my first night when I stopped to listen to some guys playing music on the street. I ended up sitting there for a while listening to them play and sing. I chatted with them for a bit and they invited me to come hear their band play at a coffee shop a couple days later. I took up there offer and was the only non-vietnamese person in the coffee shop. After they finished playing at the coffee shop they took me back to the street where I met them the first time. We spent the rest of the night listening to music and singing songs on the street. It was such an awesome experience!