Mui ne - a kite-surfer's paradise

Trip Start Aug 14, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Vietnam  , Kon Tum,
Friday, November 9, 2012

We arrived at lunch time so avoided the touts off the bus by saying we were getting food. After this we commenced our usual routine of me leaving Shane with the bags while I went to look for a room however, this was harder than expected as the beach resort lies in a long stretch following the coast for about 5km in total. Not only was everything very spread out, but there were loads of expensive resort hotels and cheap rooms were hard to find. We ended up staying in one place for the night and then moved to somewhere at the other end of the town with a pool the next day for $15 a night. We knew we would be here for a week after calculating our visas would run out on 22/11/12 and as the beach was pretty average, a pool was great.

We had two days of rain during the week which was rubbish, but other than that it was lovely. We also used this time by the pool to read, 'The Girl in the Picture' and 'First They Killed My Father' which helped us empathise with both Vietnam and Cambodia respectively and the wars which tore their countries apart in the 1970's. With going to see the Cu-Chi Tunnels in Saigon and The Killing Fields in Cambodia, they gave us the background knowledge needed to understand what happened back then and see how the countries haves adapted/recovered.

After a week we caught the bus to Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon which it is still referred as). An hour and a half after we were meant to be picked up, the bus finally turned up, but we whiled away the time chatting to a couple from Canada who we'd met on the bus from Hoi An. I am writing this on the bus and hoping we won't get in any later than 8pm, but who knows!?!
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