Travel Blogs from Mui Ne
... a frontier mentality--the sense that one can live freely as long as their lives don't negatively impact other people. Because, in a place like Japan, nobody could really believe that. Life is lived in such proximity to other people, and surrounded by finite borders (except for that brief and disastrous experiment in imperialism) that you just can't believe in pure individual freedom. It would be a complete disaster for the society if people began to believe in ...
... a place of one of the main battles in 1968 and is still covered in bullet holes. We then carried on our drive going to a huge war cemetery for the Vietnamese soldiers, whilst we was in there a man was there decorating the main memorial laying flowers, lighting incense, putting down dollar bills, filling glasses with drinks for the spirits even laying out a kids army uniform. Apparently he or someone does this every day to honour their spirits. We then ...
... but no one said anything to him, and he continued singing, pushing his speaker on down the road on wheels!
My camera jammed then, which was a bit of bother for me - I imagine sand got in the lens at some point. With no phone as it was robbed in Nha Trang, and now a broken camera, I wasn't feeling too lucky! It was off to the Fairy Springs after that, a long mosey in a warm river to a small waterfall. ...
After the mammoth journey yesterday, we were glad to have only a short 20km hop to Mui Ne. This still gave us chance to get lost, of course, but after some guessing at unsigned junctions we found we'd already strayed onto the right road (706).
We had identified a hotel in the Lonely Planet guide but, when this proved to be full, went in search of another. We found Long Beach hotel, which offered a pool and sat ...
We arrived in Mui Ne on a sleeper bus at 5am!! The man who ran te hostel was not very happy, but it wasn't our fault the bus was so late :-/ so after a few hours sleep on the bus we had a few more in this place before checking out and finding somewhere abit more central.
Mui Ne is a smallish town by the sea, but has been developed to the max with big hotels and (for some reason) Russians!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking