Mui Ne is a small Beach Town about 6 hours bus ride from Ho Chi Minh City. This was our first experience of a sleeper bus, and for me was pretty amazing seeing as i am more stereotypically 'asian size'! Bryn....not so comfy, especially considering he couldn't even get his legs into the bed thingy but we were on 'bunk beds' and were ushered to the back of the bus on the top bunks. Safely arrived in Mui Ne regardless though but a little stiff.
We stayed in a sociable travellers hostel, meeting some people we had already met earlier in our travels through cambodia and Vietnam which was nice. We had intentions of doing some wind surfing or kite surfing in Mui Ne but were outpriced despite our new bargaining skills!!!
Because of the storms whilst we were on the beach in cambodia this was our first opportunity to get our pastey white skin out properly. It shined so badly against our browning shoulders but i like to think there is a slight tinge of colour now!
Sea food in Mui Ne was brill. We rented mopeds out for the first time, which was great fun!!! We were both very tentative as we set off and learnt how to work the bikes but were soon enjoying ourselves and whooping with delight! We got 1 each and rode to the sand dunes on what must have been the hottest day of our trip, but the breeze was amazing as we zoomed along the coastal road. At one of the quiet beaches we stopped and bought 2 big crabs and what must have been about 25 scallops, which some local vietnamese ladies cooked on the bbq for us and we had for out 'breakfast'! Definately the freshest seafood i have ever eaten, although i did feel pretty guilty as they were alive 2 minutes before!
Bryn is now threatening to get a motorbike/moped when we get back to England! I am threatening to get one before he does and we definately need a car between us for canoe trips etc so i guess the race is on the get one first!!!!
Hoping you are all well. Blogs will be a bit more difficult to write now because our tablet has smashed on the bumpy journeys but we'll do our best to keep going when we can.
Lots of love, Jo x x x