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May 11, 2010 - Phan Thiet / Mui Ne Beach

Back to the hustle and bustle of HCMC for a short time 5 hours in fact, as we have so much luggage we stayed at the Airport as long as possible, then with 2 hours left we went to get a taxi to the bus stop in District 1, what a great time that was Archie thought it was fantastic, right in the middle of the crazy traffic Archie is chatting away to the taxi driver mind you he doesn't speak english but they seem to know what each other are saying and then he grabs Archie and sits him in between his legs and lets him drive, OMG we were only...

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Nov 15, 2007 - Day 51 - Back to the Coast

Another early start...a 6:30am departure on our first train journey which meant a 5:30am departure from the hotel. Luckily Alessandra and Holly sprang into action (Phil must have pinched them really hard!). We are starting to see a definite trend developing whereby all journey durations should be multiplied by at least 1.5x. The internet schedule advised us that Ho Chi Minh to Phan Thiet was a 4 hour journey, when we bought the tickets it had morphed into a 5 hour journey and it actually took us 6.5. Nothing at all flash about the trains...

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Nov 6, 2007 - Phan Theit: Ceramics, Beach Resort, and Sand Dunes

Well, yesterday we left Ho Chi Ming City and drove for four hours to the coast. On the way we stopped at a ceramics factory and watched men, women, and children make clay pots and bricks by hand. Talk about manual labor. There was this one 50 year old guys who was so ripped. His muscles were just bulging as he put together a huge clay pot. He had an 8 pack and you could see the beads of sweat rolling down his back...if he was younger, it might have been attractive (haha just kidding Brandon)! I would put the picture up, but it isn't that...

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Jen's year off

Mar 20, 2007 - Mui Ne

Arrived in Mui Ne safe and sound, not alot there really used this place as a stop gap to Saigon. Hired a moped for a couple of days and just spent the time riding around (of course I was on the back). Went to the sand dunes which was cool and got ambushed by about 40 vietnamese kids to go boarding down them. The little buggers walked us through miles of desert, let us go on their boards and then demanded we pay them all!!! We did part with $10 each which was a bloody good result for them considering all we did is slide down a hill on a...

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Girls on Tour!!

Mar 13, 2007 - Mui Ne

Mui Ne...miles of beaches, mountains of sand dunes, thousands of fishing boats and the constant smell of fish sauce..its got it all! Mui Ne was totally beautiful, and had a great beach...Matt and I were both wishing we were rich, because it is one of South East Asia's best spots for kiteboarding, but alas, our funds just can't allow for it...we decided we are going to save the money we would have spent there and buy surf boards when we get to Indonesia... Spent a couple of days on the beach, and then rented a scooter to explore the nearby...

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Matt and Jen in Asia

Nov 13, 2006 - Mui Ne

Mui Ne is known for its fish sauce production, essential in most Vietenede cooking, infact Asian cooking. Smelly business!! It is also known for its sand dunes and to make a tourist buck sand sledding is promoted on different coloured sands.( No fear of it becoming an Olympic sport.) This place is a small fishing village that has recently been discovered by tourists for is 15 kilometre stretch of white beach- without hawkers. It is very picturesque and relaxing. We have become aquainted with a Canadian couple and their 13 year old son. They...

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Oct 31, 2006 - Day 48 - Halloween at the beach

Mui Ne beach is a pretty quiet sort of place perhaps due, in part, to the time of year. The sun failed to show itself all day but it was warm enough to go into the sea for general larking around. Decided not to bother with the local tourist attraction of various sand dunes and made do with general lounging around to remove the saddle shape from our bums.

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Jul 14, 2006 - Mui Ne - Vietnam Cost , Big Sand dunes

14th Arrived around 2pm, got given the old vietnamese con trick on accommodation, but managed to side step it this time. Pretty expensive place Mui Ne, but found a central room with hot water and air con for 9 dollar a night. Went for a wander down the beach to check out whether I could do any kite/wind surfing. Unfortunately, despite being the vietnamese Kite Surfing capital. In the evening hooked up with a couple form Scarborough for a couple of drink that I had met on the bus on the way down (Adrian and Cat). Was just about to go home...

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Rich Goes Travelling

Jul 4, 2006 - Mui Ne

Got the entire backseat to myself so attempted to catch up on some sleep for the 4 hour coach journey! Arrived in Mue Na and was instantly hounded by 6 different touts for various hotels so decided to go with the one who pestered me the least...and he takes me to this sweet little place right on the beach, but not near anything much, so I decide to rent a motorbike - yes, not a scooter - once the guy's showed me how to use it and go off to explore...but there's not much to see by all accounts, just a load of hotels on the beach and not...

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Mar 13, 2006 - Mui Ne (14/02/06)

Mui Ne est une petite ville de pêcheurs, autour de laquelle s'est construite une grande station balnéaire avec un nombre important d'hôtels. Beaucoup de touristes, et surtout des Vietnamiens, viennent ici le week-end et pendant les vacances pour se reposer un peu de HCMV. Pour nous, c'était une escale agréable sur notre chemin pour Nathrang. Mui Ne est célèbre dans tout le pays pour sa production de Nuoc Mâm (sauce de poisson qui est beaucoup utilisée dans la cuisine vietnamienne). L'odeur de poisson est donc présente partout dans la ville,...

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Jan 6, 2006 - Vietnam - Mui Ne

Despite being tired we had to get up early for our 6 hour bus journey up the coast to the world famous, well probably not world famous but definitely in SE Asia, Mui Ne beach. It's fame is due to it's unique micro climate that means between October to May it is blessed (if that's the right word) with winds over 12 knot's for most of the day, perfect for kite surfing. Well after arriving 1 hour late and having a little trouble finding accommodation (the first 4 places being full) we eventually headed to the beach to relax with a beer and...

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Oct 17, 2005 - Leaving HCNC to go to Muine (Moy-Nay)

5 Hour bus journey with my worst hang over so far. Not nice! When we arrived in Munie I realised it was a small place but spread out. No town centre just a coastal road about 7 KM long with the developments there. The guesthouse wasn't great for the money but I did opt for aircon to help sooth my hang over!

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