White Sand Dunes, Red Sand Dunes, Dune Slides and More Dunes!
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Today, I signed up for a 2-day-1-night Mui Ne tour, this time with the highly recommendable Sinh Cafe. I decided to get out of the bustling city of Saigon as I’ve pretty much seen everything there is -- city sights: checked; cu chi tunnels: checked; cao dai temple: checked; Mekong Delta river: half checked :) I did not find it appealing and I’ve basically seen it and in fact crossed it when I went to Cambodia, that for me was enough. Hehehe
This time, I wanted to check out
Departure time was with an estimated time of arrival of I went to sleep the entire ride as I slept late the other night due to some gulping sessions.
We arrived at Mui Ne past 12 . I did not book a room at Sinh Café hotel as advised by my friend, Dimple, since according to her there are cheaper hotels that lined up along the beach. I was hesitant at first because I don’t want to experience my “cheap-hotel-disaster” in
Since the tour starts at , I had enough time to enjoy my oh-so-yummy-shrimps meal. I even had my nails done at a nearby beauty parlor, just in time before the mini bus left for the tour.
First stop was the Mui Ne fishing village with its colorful fishing boats and typical small fishing boats and the Mui Ne beach with pine trees along its shore; then a few minutes of clicking at the disappointing
Then off we went to the White Sand Dunes, passing the Red Sand Dunes, while enjoying the famous white sand
Located on the outskirts of Mui Ne town, we reached the most famous
No trip to Mui Ne is complete without dune sliding. So with the help of Dao, the Vietnamese girl I met, I sat on a plastic mat/tray and, at great speed, went down the sand hills. It was fun! And I had a blast! Well, not really because after a few rounds of dune sliding, the sand gets everywhere and I mean everywhere!!! A mix of sand and sweat equals a real itchy feeling.
After a few rounds of dune sliding, I just sat there chatting with Dao while enjoying the beautiful Mui Ne bay and
Then it was time for us to get back to our hotels.
I was starving when we reached the Sinh Café Resort; I went to a nearby seafood restaurant and ordered a shrimp meal, again. :) With a full stomach, I went back to my hotel to freshen up before going out for drinks.
Unfortunately, it rained the whole night so I just stayed inside my room. The room that I got had no telly. :( So it was a boring Saturday night for me. I’m glad my iPod still had batteries; at least, some entertainment.
I later learned that the town of