Well, I suppose it’s time to sit down and jot the rest of bits about my adventures in Vietnam!
Backing up a bit to give some info for a future post about Chiang Mai, I met some pretty cool kids while I was traveling in Hue. They were from England and we spent a couple days hanging out, riding bikes and they taught me the art and geometry behind pool. I was reunited with my love of potatoes through massive quantities of chips (french fries). Remember these fellas when I get to a post about Chiang Mai…..
After leaving Hue, my friend Tim and I headed back south to Mui Ne. We roughed about 24 hours or so on a series of buses doped up on Valium before arriving. We met some pretty awesome people whilst staying there, and ended up staying a day longer than planned. That’s generally how things go when you’re traveling, though. Mui Ne was pretty cool, particularly the jeep tour five of us took around the city. In Mui Ne, there are white and red sand dunes which are absolutely magnificent. I found out pretty quickly that I wouldn’t want to be stuck in the desert… Specifically because sand is incredibly difficult to walk long distances through. When you arrive at the dunes, there are kids who try to rent out sheets of plastic to you so that you can slide down. Great concept, good business strategy, but I reckon they’d get some more business if they had a tow to the top of the dunes. That is probably the most aggravating, futile task. Your feet just sink in as you’re trying to hike up, you’re sweaty and all the sand is just sticking to your skin. I basically had pants made of sand, or really long sand socks.. however you would like to put it. Regardless, we finally made it to the top of this sand dune and slid down. It was great for a one time gig, but the initial marathon up put me off another go.
Now, I’m tired of writing… I’ll just post some photos with captions for you:
Overall, I liked Vietnam. Mostly for the people I traveled with and met. Alright, that’s all for now… I promise I’ll get a new post up sooner!! xx