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Mar 8, 2017 - Last day in Mui Ne

Yesterday we woke up very early to get the jeep which took us to the sand dunes. Well...it was nice.BUT! If any if you ever comes here and you don't particularly want to spend money on it, don't. It wasn't anything spectacular. However, the fairy stream was actually pretty cute with the miniature Grand Canyon. After we finished -about 9.30am- we went down to the beach. Well,we wanted to but as there are hotels built in a line on the beach, it's hard to get down as the hotels don't allow you to go through but there are no roads in...

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Mar 7, 2017 - Mui Ne

Hello from Mui Ne. We arrived here today afternoon. Yesterday we pretty much walked around our so disliked city, Ho Chin Minh. We bought the bus ticket here for 4USD. But we started the price at 12USD. We went into a tour office first who asked for this price. We went to a next one who offered it for 5USD but we thought, we still check at the bus ticket office and guess what? We got the ticket for about 4USD (240,000VND). I tasted the famous Pho Bo soup (which is basically a beef noodle soup) which I ate with chopsticks (never...

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Jun 3, 2012 - The beautiful Vietnamese coast

Sorry we haven't written for a couple of days but we have been relaxing in a really smart little hotel on the vietnam coast at a place called Mui Ne, all the rich Vietnamese and Russians come here in the peak season. It's low season now and so the place is a bit quiet and we have managed to get a great deal and are only paying £15 per night for the room and a good breakfast so we are happy. The place itslef is up on a little hill and overlooks the sea so it's really well located. We usually go down to the beach for half of the day then go...

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Jun 3, 2012 - Vietnam Beaches

Sorry we haven't made an entry for a while. Its normally a rainy day activity but we've had none of those recently i'm afraid. Its been beautiful clear skys and light breezes since we left HCMC. We had an amazing time in Mui Ne where Nick and Donna treated us to a lovely bungalow on the beach with a sea view. The hotel was perfect, lovely pool, friendly staff and the room was amazing. We had three nights there which we mostly spent sunning ourselves by the pool or on the beach watching the kite surfers taking off. The food in Mui Ne was...

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Apr 10, 2012 - Vietnam - Days 7- 9 - Mui Ne Sand Dunes & Kite Surfers

Mui Ne is known as the 'Sahara' of Vietnam, with the most dramatic sand dunes in the region looming large. As soon as you arrive in the town you usually smell and see the pungent source in clay vats along the palm lined road. Mui Ne produces the world's largest supply of fish sauce. It also has 70% of Vietnam's tourist resorts and the city right next door, Phan Thiet is the world's largest producer of dragon fruit. We were so excited to discover that the cactus plantation farms we were passing by on the bus to Mui Ne were actual dragon...

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Mar 4, 2012 - Mui Ne Sand Dune Tour

- Slept in late and went to breakfast with Gyda - Looked up some Dalat hostels and booked the bus for tomorrow to go to Dalat - The weather was gorgeous and I went to lie on the beach for an hour and read. Mui Ne is one of the most touristy spots I've been to so far and the one long street along the beach is lined with resorts, restaurants, and kite-surfing places. There seemed to be two distinct crowds in Mui Ne- Russians and kite-surfers. It is such a popular place for Russians that the menus in this city are in English, Vietnamese, and...

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Mar 3, 2012 - Bus to Mui Ne

Got up really early because I had to be at the travel agency to catch my bus at 6:45 am. Went to the bakery beforehand to get a baguette for breakfast. Sat in the travel agency and put peanut butter, jelly, and sliced bananas on the bread (so delicious). Took bus to Mui Ne and was able to drift in and out of sleep for the first couple hours, but not a good nap because there were a lot of noisy tourists and kids on the bus. We made one stop to use toilets and buy snacks (I bought a bag of lychees). The whole bus ride to Mui Ne took about 5...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Mui Ne

As soon as we got on the bus for Mui Ne we were greeted by the two Oz girls again! We ended up staying with them and two other guys from England. First night we went to Station bar which was full of Russians! We walked down the beach to another bar and guess what loads more Russians even the bar tender (who was Vietnamese) was looking at us strangely as we were speaking this strange language – English! Later we found out it is their holiday time and lots of the islands and land is owned by Russian business men. Next day we headed for the...

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Jan 15, 2012 - Sand Dunes of Mui Ne

We were finally able to shed the coat & scarf! We've had two whole days of sun and boy it feels good. On the bus ride down out of the mountains everyone started to shed layers. It's been about 30 here during the day but we are even more south & right on the ocean. We got on an old rickety seating bus in Dalat for the 4 hour drive. It was stuffed full of people and the isles were full of bags. Remember how I said in my last post that the road we took with the minibus was new? Well compared to the road we had going down it was new! The road...

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Dec 25, 2011 - Christmas Day in Vietnam

Christmas Day dawned clear, with some haze on the horizon, temperature in the seventies heading for mid eighties by mid morning. And the sea was calm. The previous evening the waves crashed and rolled onto the shore swamping vagabonds and sleeping dogs. It had settled down. Enough so that after our morning beach walk we were able to bob in the surf for a while. Our Christmas Eve fast was broken with a Vietnamese Banana Pancake and a serving of Iced Coffee with Sweetened Milk. Then we laid on the beach and wondered how yesterday evening was...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Up the Creek, Mui Ne

Mui Ne is famous for more than being a strip of guest houses and hotels stretching along a crescent bay. It has a kite surfing lure. At the south west end of the bay there is a jut of land that the wind likes to caress. Here flock kite surfers to zip and splash in the waves. From a distance they look like a flock of Bobo birds careening on the air currents. But we don't surf and we gave up getting fluffed by the wind when we left Lethbridge. The other attraction for Mui Ne is sand dunes. Red dunes, white dunes, big dunes, and sand in the...

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Dec 23, 2011 - On The Beach, Mui Ne

We didn't get any beach time yesterday. At this time of year the high tide is late afternoon and when it is in, there is no beach to walk. Our guest house does have a dry area where one can sun. We didn't do that yesterday. Today we did. Got out their early, claimed our spot and hoarded it for the day. In the early morning, the tide is just coming back in so one can walk the beach. After breakfast we doffed our sandles and headed up beach for a couple of kilometers. One thing we learned was to watch where your feet go. At low tide, some...

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