A fall from grace...
Trip Start Feb 28, 2012
40Trip End Nov 22, 2012
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So Mue Ni is really the start of a beautiful stretch of coastal beauty and though quite small, the beach here is very beautiful
Next day i headed off to try and find a waterfall only 1km away using a map from the guesthouse but as usual i was lost withing 10 minutes so i decided to head off to find these local inland red and also a set of white sandunes where apparently you can hire a sledge and sledge down the snow. I found the red ones OK but on arrival was just mobbed by locals trying to sell things and hire out sledges but they were a nightmare, like leeches and so i just wandered up, had a look and then thought i would try the white ones and leaving was like the scene from Terminator 2 with the new terminator running after and diving on the car to stop them leaving, it was crazy but decide to go on but after about 30 minutes i realised i couldnt find the others but really, all it was was sand! not that exciting so i decided to head back. I find most of the toursity sites are pretty mundane but sometimes there's no way of telling until you try - i am as happy just being somewhere as opposed to seeing the focal points of the place..
On the way back i tried the waterfall again but again no luck but decided i would just drive off, get lost and then ask to find my way back and it proved a great choice, driving through these small, well, not even villages, more like collections of small houses with many waves and smiles and i remember one old guy walking a long stretch on his own, no shoes, white hair and wirey body and as i passed him i gave him a big smile, and got the best smile back, like he was the Vietnamese gurning champion but best of all he had no front top or bottom teeth..! That would have been a good photo... when i got back though i was pretty tired as again last night i was itching loads and so i guessed it was again a bed with mites maybe?! but was slightly paranoid i still had something from that hotel back in Saigon but my room had 2 beds and the next night i had no problem so yes it was the bed - so from now on i have decided to always use my sleeping bag liner and regularly wash it just in case. But yeah, when back i was pretty tired so i thought i'd make the most of the beach and crash out so headed to a hammock they had up between two palm trees on the beach front and climbed aboard. Laid, and looking forward to nodding off, i looked up to see that the tree nearest my head had a coconut directly above and all i could think was that, although the chances of that falling in the slight breeze there was, it was pretty slim it could actually happen and everytime my eyes closed they opened again to check this coconut but eventually i must have nodded
Anyway next morning i take a bus to Nha Trang, apparently party town of Vietnam, on a 5 hour journey and arrive around 5pm for a 2 day stay....