Mui Ne Travel Blog› entry 3 of 12 › view all entries
After the fairly hectic Saigon, we headed north-east and along the coast to Mui Ne, which is a fairly quiet little town about 4 hours by bus from Saigon itself.
We had a very pleasant hotel with a lovely pool right on the seafront. It felt more like a "proper holiday" than a "backpacking experience" and the majority of the fairly spartan hostels that we stayed in during our New Zealand trip, which was nice! There wasn't an awful lot going-on in Mui Ne itself, although we did take a trip out to the White Sand Dunes - which would have been great had it not for Jeremy losing his sunglasses and spending his time having to negotiate them back from the "delightful little children" that were "looking after them" for him! It cost about 3 pounds to get them back eventually!
We didn't manage to slide down the pretty big dunes because we ran-out of time however it was probably a blessing as it was extremely hot in the afternoon sun.
The food in Vietnam has been great. Probably the best "national" cuisine that we have had on our travels so far (along with Peru).