Phan Thiết is due west of Ho Chi Minh City a mere 125 miles but 6 and a half hours by bus!
It takes that long because there are no freeways, just surface streets filled with mopeds and various other obstacles!
On the bus I could lay down but there was not much room to store my harp guitar. A nice boy who was getting off at the next stop offered to hold it for me. Although the thought crossed my mind that this was one way to introduce the harp guitar to Vietnam I decided to hold on to it for the duration of the trip. Continue reading