I am in Nha Trang now, a beach town north of Saigon. The beach is not so great, but it has nice enough sand and goes on for a few kilometers. There are few islands offshore where you can go diving.
Today is the first time I have seen blue skies in over a week. My hotel has a balcony and is just one street back from the beach. A bargain at just 5 bucks a night. Just down the road at a big hotel there is free wireless internet.
I suppose because it’s rainy season there aren’t so many tourists about, but there does seem to be a high number of Australians. With different troubles going on in Bali and southern Thailand, maybe Vietnam is becoming more popular with Australians looking for a cheap overseas destination.