So I am incredibly behind at updating anything that has been going on, and I've been stuck in Vietnam for about 3 months now? Whoops!
So these posts will be full of pictures and probably not as much details seeing how my memory is the worst.
We headed to Mui Ne the next day from Ho Chi Minh, which was about 4 hours north on bus. We heard it was a nice area to visit and it had a gorgeous beach. We had not been near the coast in a while, while traveling those the last countries so it was nice to smell the salt in the air. We decided to relax and stay in the area for a couple of nights with Laura and Tobias. Our hotel was pretty and had a good size pool we took full advantage of with swimming contests, acrobatics, and midnight swims.
We rented bikes again the second evening and took a stroll around the town. Whitney and I shared a bike again due to not being able to find enough. It was heaps easier this time because the street was pretty much flat, so we weren't sweating and cursing at the bike 5 minutes in. We rode down to a main beach where everyone gathers in the evenings to find sea creatures they can toss on the bar-b-que.
The above photo is just to say that now I have skinny dipped in the South China Sea...Check!
Obviously we jumped right in and helped out picking up stones to try and find crabs etc. Now I wouldn't consider myself very girly but I've come to realize things that scurry put me on edge, But I still captured a couple.
The next day we decided to rent a four wheel drive that would take us around to some of the highlights around the city. Our first stop was the Fairy Stream. This was just a pretty area that you followed the water and saw some beautiful scenery.
On the way we crossed something that I was definitely hesitant on participating in, due to the animal being caged in, but my want overcame. Now I'm not sure who has watched the movie, ' Swiss Family Robinson,' but my sisters and I grew up on it and have visited the recreation tree house at Disney World. So when I saw Ostrich riding was available I almost peed my pants. I really wanted to do it bareback, but unfortunately the owner wouldn't allow it. Its not that easy. It's a pretty bumpy ride and you sit way far down his back so you feel like you are going to fall off most of the time. I could barely inhale oxygen I was laughing so hard. But there is another item checked off the bucket list... bringing Swiss Family Robinson to life.
From there we visited the Red and White Sand dunes. These were tons of fun using some shit pieces of plastic to ride down the mountains on our behinds and I even made it down standing up and not chewing on sand which I thought I was going to do.
All in all we had an amazing last couple of days in Vietnam and I'm bummed we didn't get to explore the whole country which I've heard in amazing. We traveled back to Ho Chi Minh and flew out the next day for our next stop... Bali :)
The world is ours.