Trip Start Oct 27, 2005
15Trip End Mar 07, 2006
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*once settled into my hostel, i set off with a finnish guy - pete - i met on the bus. we rented a motorbike - he drove - and we set off exploring the sand dunes mui ne is known for. i forgot to ask for a helmet, and quickly regretted the fact that i have thus far neglected to create a living will. he's a good driver, but i should be roadkill. rented a motorbike myself the following day, and that reaffirmed my belief that i should be a puddle of goo.
*the sand dunes reminded me of wadi rum. well, more like a wadi rum with tons of water and plant life. maybe wadi rum meets aqaba meet the sand dunes in michigan. forgot to take any pictures though
*bracelets are popular items here. in saigon tyn ('teen', and can't remember the actual spelling), one of mylinh's friends we had met up with a couple times, gave me one of the bracelets she had been wearing as a new year gift. she thought my msai bracelet was pretty cool, so she got that as a new year gift. Then, walking up past the official end of the 'fairy stream' in hopes of finding the source, i met a group of siblings going the same way - one mom and her younger brothers and sisters. Funny experience, and by the time we parted, i'd traded my bracelet from tyn for a cucumber from one of the girls.
*took an 18 hour busride from mui ne to hoi ann - not so pleasant - but met up with a dutch guy i'm travelling with now.