Nha Trang and Mui Ne

Trip Start Dec 27, 2008
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Trip End Jun 27, 2009


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Monday, March 9, 2009

There's not really much point writing two seperate entries for Nha Trang and Mui Ne, all we did at either was lie on the beach or by the pool, we deserved it. After the shambolic bus journey from Ninh Binh to Hue we opted for the train to get to Nha Trang. It's actually a lot easier to sleep sitting up on a train than it is lying down on a bus. I was awake long enough to turn down the food trolley which served various past pets of mine (it certainly didn't look very appertising). Train travel in 'Nam is pretty cheap and comfortable, you get to see a lot of the countryside as you roll by at a snails-pace most of the time.

The beach at Nha Trang was fabulous. All along the sea's edge women cooked seafood on portable barbeques that they just picked up and walked on with. The size of the lobsters were incredible, but we weren't hungry.

On to Mui Ne. The sleeper bus arrived. Why? It's 9am, i've just slept for eight hours. Anyway, we got on and found it to be a better experience than last time, the beds were bigger and we didn't have to sleep next to randy locals. I took a few photos which don't depict the previous bus's squalor but I did take one that gives a good idea of how disturbing and uncomfortable it is to be on the back row, top deck.

Our hotel at Mui Ne is amazing, the pool is a must-have here, it's so hot. Not five yards away you can take a dip in the south-china sea. We're making the most of the peaceful relaxation before we hit Ho Chi Minh. At night we met an Aussie/Danish couple and went for some drinks at the cheapest place we could find, the aussie showed me how to tell if a fish is fresh, it's pretty grim. As he held the squirming fish and peeled back its gills I noticed the landlord looking rather angry at us fiddling with his fish, but he didn't say anything.  
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