We stayed in Ho Chi Minh City a day longer than we would have liked (3), but then took a 5 hr. bus ride from there to Mui Ne- a beautiful beach town with a white sandy beach. In these 4.5 days we’ve parked our butts in lawn chairs under coconut palms, swam in the China Sea,

watched kite sailors decorate the sky with colorful kites, ate plenty of the catch- of -the- day from the fishing village, went sledding    down beautiful red sand dunes, visited white sand dunes & a lotus-filled lake, and rode the first tram in Viet nam up Tu Ca mountain to see the 49 meter reclining Buddha. Taking buses and riding motorbikes has enabled us to use the sites as a way to see so much of what is in between…which is sometimes better than the sites themselves (journey v. destination).

We’re 10 minutes away from another journey- taking the bus 5 hrs. from here to Nha Trang, another city with one of Vietnam’s best beaches.

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