Charlie don't surf....but they sure as hell kite surf!!!!!

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Kamikasi kites everywhere!!!

I first came here ten years ago, and I don't want to sound like one of those boring old farts who go on about how things have changed, but humour me for a second...... Mui Ne has changed, and not for the better. Last time I was here there were only three places to stay which were bargains, the beach was all sand dunes, and there was no one here. Now, the whole place is made up of expensive resorts, the beach has been flattened and it's absolutely packed with kite surfers!!! and it's bloody expensive!!!!!!!

It took us hours to get here and everywhere is booked solid. We were luckier than others however as we eventually got a room on the beach front the only problem being we couldn't get in until half three and it cost us 50 bucks. Others however couldn't find anywhere and had to wait for the next bus outta here, so we should at least be grateful we found what we did.

the beach was sooooo much nicer when they weren't there

After eventually getting into our room and taking a shower, we sat in the resorts cafe and looked at the beach. We had to sit there because going onto the sand at that time would have been taking our life into our hands, kite surfers were being blown around everywhere and there was a real danger of being flattened by one if you ventured anywhere nearer the sand!!!! So after a quick beer we went for a wlk along the road which passes for Mui Ne town, not alot here really but we did pick up some good books. We decided on an early tea and a watch of the sunset so it was back to the beach and springrolls, garlic bread, and tofu and vege noodles - not bad...even better as we didn't get charged for the noodles - GET IN!!! A few vodkas back at our room and an early night and that was are day.

niiiiiicccceeeee!!
.....watch out Oasis and the rest of you rockers!!!

We're back down to Saigon this afternoon so we're up early to get some bikes and cycle to the sand dunes which Mui Ne is famous for, but first with no wind we're able to get onto the beach without having to avoid kamakasi kite surfers, it's actually great, long and sandy and the water looks nice too, shame it can't be like this all the time. Ooooopppps turning back into Richard Wilson again moaning and groaning bette take off those slippers and tap out the pipe!!!!!

Anyway we got the bikes and had a great old ride to the dunes, about 13 km each way all along the top of the beach and through the old town. We took bin bags with us to use as sledges because I had read somewhere this was a good idea.

wweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......
...immediately found out it wasn't as they didn't work at all and had to rent a plastic piece of lino like stuff from a little girl who also showed us how to use it, which sounds stupid but was actually quite a knack and one which I didn't really pick up!!!! Who cares though it was fun messing around on the dunes which really are impressive and seem to go on forever and we got some goodvids to show you when we get back Chris, I think we're up to about six hours now so better get some sleep in now...although you can probably get enough in while we're watching , it's not exactly Spielburgesque!!!!!!!!

Anyway gotta go now and get on another bus HCMC we're on our way back ,see you soon you big babboon!!!!

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Kamikasi kites everywhere!!!
Kamikasi kites everywhere!!!
the beach was sooooo much nicer wh…
the beach was sooooo much nicer w…
niiiiiicccceeeee!!
niiiiiicccceeeee!!
wweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.....…
wweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....…
the dunes....
the dunes....
..and you can still see kites!!!
..and you can still see kites!!!
more dunes...
more dunes...
sand, sky, sky, sand
sand, sky, sky, sand
thats a big sand dune thing there…
that's a big sand dune thing ther…
ready or not here I come...
ready or not here I come...
that was fuuuuuun
that was fuuuuuun
at the old fishing village
at the old fishing village
nice boat.
nice boat.
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee........
weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee........
Fly fly fly your kite....
Fly fly fly your kite....
Mui Ne
photo by: TrudyNRonnie