The coach that we got to Mui Ne was a sleeper bus! - sods law that we get a sleeper bus in the daytime on a short journey! (well, we know that six hours isn't short but its amazing how short six hours feels when you're used to doing a minimum of 12!). But it was still cool, it was nice to be able to sleep horizontally on a bus! Ki slept for most of the journey and I talked for a lot of it to a couple of Canadian girls in the beds next to me about Vietnam and the war and how much I'd learned from the book I was reading (The Girl In The Picture). It was really interesting to hear about how differently the Vietnamese war is portrayed in the USA and Canada! When we arrived in Mui Ne we wondered around some hotels and hostels and bartered a lot. As we were just planning to spend a week there and chill out, we really wanted a place with a pool - the sand at the beach is annoying and you have to pay for sun-loungers if you don't want to lie on the sand! All not too bad if its only for a day or two but for a whole week we think a pool is better :) So anyway, we managed to find a really nice hotel called Tien Phat Resort with a pool overlooking the sea, and bartered from $35 down to $22! :) We quickly settled into holiday mode - which was lovely - and lucky for us the weather was really good most of the week! We had a little routine that we did pretty much everyday! Up, exercise, breakfast, pool, sunbathe, lunch at pogos, pool, sunbathe until the sun went in, pool, pool, pool, shower, dinner! That's the life! :)
We found two really good places to eat when we were in Mui Ne. The first place was called Pogo's and was one of the coolest bars we've been to since we've been away. It had sofas all around the edges and hammocks that you could just chill in. It had two pool tables and the two main sides of it were completely open to the sea. The walls were decorated by big paintings of flowers and animated people and then covered from floor to ceiling with messages and quotes and random graffiti that people had written! It looked really cool. The food there was good too - every day we had these really nice tuna sandwiches that were served with ketchup and were proper cheap! :) The second place we found that was good to eat was just a standard restaurant but every meal that you ordered you got fried banana for pudding afterwards for free! - yum!