We were originally just going to spend a couple of days here before heading to Ho Chi Minh and down to the southern islands, but it seems flights becoming too expensive actually did us a blessing and we keep extending our stay.
The first two nights we were booked into a 12 bed dorm, definitely the one aspect of travelling we both dislike the most. Smaller 6 bed dorms are fine but larger dorms feel a bit too much. Luckily we had only booked 2 nights and after that they were full so we 'had' to get our own room and ended up with a massive room for $18, which we've now extended three times....
There isn't much to this town, it's another Russian favourite, but the hostel has two pools and one has gorgeous views over the bay.
I've been making the most of the water sports here, spending a couple of hours each morning learning to kite surf, which looks much easier than it is! I'm now sporting an impressive pink nose and great rash vest tan lines, but being pulled around by a kite *sometimes* attached to a board is damn good fun!
We've made the most of the seafood here, eating prawns every day for a couple quid. Tonight we walked up to the larger restaurants which have all their fish out front and you can pick your dinner. They have the classic fish, lobster and prawns.... But also eels, frogs and turtles?! We just stuck to the classic but it was amazing!
Last day here tomorrow (we booked the bus so we have to leave!) and we've got a sunrise tour over the sand dunes booked, a few more hours kite surfing and some final sunbathing to be doing. Then it's time to head to Ho Chi Minh to work our way across to Cambodia for my birthday!