20.05.2011 25 °C
we made a quick pit stop for the night in nha trang where we met up with ashley again (a northbattleford girl we met at angkor wat). we hired a moto to take us to the Thap Ba Hot Springs. and for $5 we were treated like royalty for the next 4 glorious hours! first off we were led to a pool which they filled up with sulfuric smelling mud in front of us. we slothed around in this mud for a good 40 mins covering ourselves completely! the mineral mud is supposed to be great for your hair and skin and id have to say my hair and skin have never felt better since. from here we were directed to what i like to call "the car wash" a tunnel full of high pressure sprayers comming at us from all angles to wash all the mud off. then a 15 min soak in a mineral water pool where a man of around 70 informed us we all look like jane fonda after that mineral pool did its wonders, we returned the compiment saying he now looks like george clooney, all in good fun. next we went to the main swimming pool for a dip and sunbathe. we ordered lunch by the poolside and felt like we were rich people on a spa holiday! but all good things must come to an end and we headed back to the market to buy pearls and other backpacking essentials. and to top the day off we stopped at a grocery store that had DORITOS! so we bought a bag to share for the night bus to hanoi. mud baths, pearls and doritos....id say it was a pretty good day!