Vietnam series: Mui Ne, Vietnam – beach, beach bungalow and whole lot of relaxing

 

Picture perfect welcome to Mui Ne

Picture perfect welcome to Mui Ne

I have arrived in the tiny beach resort location of Mui Ne courtesy of a 250km bus trip from Nha Trang and my initial thoughts are – what have I done? What possessed me to choose to come here?  What a disaster!

My bus has stopped at what appears to be a resort and we are motioned that this is our drop off point. I have no idea where I actually am in relation to Mui Ne’s town centre (if there is such a thing). We didn’t pass through anything that looked like civilization.

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Vietnam series: Hue, Vietnam and its walled Citadel and Imperial City by cyclo

I am in Hue, Vietnam and it is day ten of my month long journey travelling north-south through Vietnam.  It is the first real rainy day so I take the chance to sleep in.  I am on my own today as the others (my brother, his girlfriend and their mate) wanted to move on already.  I have stayed on an extra day as I wanted to look at the walled Citadel and Imperial City so I am going it alone and am excited about the day.  But for a while longer… back to sleep.

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Vietnam series: Hue, Vietnam and the royal tombs of Emperor Minh Mang and Emperor Khai Dinh

I have travelled on the Reunification Express with my brother, his girlfriend and their mate Dan for the last 14 hours making our way south through Vietnam from Hanoi.  We arrive in the World Heritage Site of Hue (situated on the central coast of Vietnam) at 9:30am.

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Vietnam series: From Ha Long Bay to Hanoi and overnight to Hue on the Reunification Express

My brother, his girlfriend, their mate Dan and I have spent a lovely overnight cruise on the calm waters of the magnificent heritage listed Ha Long Bay and after an equally lovely breakfast it is time for our Junk boat to return us to the solid ground of Bai Chay where I am reunited with my passport (insert sigh of relief here).

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Vietnam Series: Ha Long Bay, Vietnam – a magnificent World Heritage Site

Last night I stayed at the Saigon Ha Long Hotel in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.  It’s now morning and I wake to a most beautiful sunny day.  I send the following text message to Alex to update him about the trip…

“My news: Got motorbikes yesterday and managed to have accident with car. Few bruises and will be able to laugh about it one day. Managed to ride 100km but have given it away as a bad joke and on bus and train now. Going on Junk next two days. Scenery gorgeous.” Continue reading