THE AXAR INCIDENT: OUR SECOND WRONG HOTEL THIS MONTH!
A few days ago, Adam and I were looking to book a room for a few weeks in Nha Trang, Vietnam at a place called Axar. We had seen it on the internet, but wanted to see what the room looked like in real life. This led to the “Axar Incident.” We saw the sign, walked into Axar and asked to see a room.
The receptionist looked at us funny. We repeated ourselves as there was a pretty serious language barrier. She raised an eyebrow, but then said okay, and follow me. We walked up some stairs and she opened the door to a room, but a person walked out of it. The lights were off, but she said we could go in and look. She said there are three beds and to go inside. We could see a naked leg hanging off of one of the beds! There was a person inside of the room! We didn’t want to see a room that people were staying in! I said this was not the kind of place I wanted to stay, I’m not going in there and we left. What a weird hotel, we thought!!! Do they always just show rooms with people in them without knocking first?!?
Then we looked up and read the rest of the sign.
We were at the wrong Axar. As we laughed in the ally at our mistake we realized the Guesthouse was next door. We were at a blind massage parlor. We walked into a room with naked people getting blind massages! We need to start reading signs completely. Real expert travelers here.
Have you ever walked in on something totally off base while traveling? We would love to hear about it, if only to make ourselves feel better!