Mui Ne ekse!

Trip Start Mar 05, 2010
Trip End Mar 04, 2011

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Where I stayed
Thai Hoa Beach Resort

Flag of Vietnam  , Nin Thuan,
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Our long, sticky bus ride from Vung Tau ends on a good note as our bus drops us right on the doorstep of our hotel. We are then very pleasantly surprised by the calibre of resort our greenbacks can get us here. We feel like celebs. It's right at the end of the row of resorts so it's quiet and we don't have people offering us sunglasses (Miggs lost his and these vendors are SHARP....I lie, they ask anyone!) while we eat.
We are very excited....especially after last night’s digs, when we see the palm lined gardens lead to a pool (yay!) and the beach beyond that. Our room even has patio furniture......patio furniture and a pool, people! We are flashpackers tonight!

After we wash the journey off we have a nice beer with our fellow bus mate, Jason (he did not love VT so much either, funnily enough he went there especially for the Beach Club and couldn't find it!)

The next day we get a bit beach happy and spend too long in the water. Rookie mistake....which we pay for for the next week. Stooopid. Where is mum and the sunscreen when you need her? We decide to stay in our rockstar resort for another day and then another- it’s really nice to have a chillout and not have to slog our backpacks around in this heat We make another friend who is an actor from London who introduces us to a self-made game called coconut. Basically you throw it as high as you can and the closest person has to catch it. He also has a game called Stick and one called Rock…..apparently you throw these AT other people and they have to try and do a matrix style dive out of the way……we weren’t so keen on these two games but Coconut kept us entertained for a while. It’s fun to be an adult!

That evening after the blazing sun has left our skin smarting from exposure, we climb the dunes behind the resort which Mui Ne is famous for. The climb is quite steep and we all get a bit jumpy after we pass a sign warning of blasting in the area (we are not sure if this is bad translation for UXO’s or if they actually do blasting around here). This is also shortly after a conversation about the UXO’s in Cambodia and Laos. We get to the top and are rewarded with a beautiful moonrise and a great 360 degree view of the area.

The next night we venture into town for a ‘phat burger’ (they were better than GBK!) and then onto a bar which I would expect to find in LA or Cape Town. It is a stunning place.

The 29th (my sister’s birthday!) is our last day and by far the hottest. We make the most of the air con in our room in anticipation of a 5 hour bus journey that afternoon to Nha Trang. We are also nursing our sunburn. Poor little tommy tourists….
We wave goodbye to our crazy, entertaining London friend Sean and our little adopted travel family is down to 3.
Thanks Mui Ne………it was great to have met you.
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