Generic - our word of the week
19.05.2010 - 23.05.2010 35 °C
Bonjour mon petite Chou fleurs. We are now in vietnam after travelling from siem reap via phnom penh in cambodia, and then catching a bus from phnom penh (where we were offered to blow up a cow with a rocket launcher or AK-47) through the Nam border, we arrived in Saigon spent about half hour there, and we weren't overly enamoured by the city so went to the nearest travel agent, hopped on the next bus and travelled another 5 - 6 hours and arrived in Mui Ne..... So we have finally made it to the beach and we are loving it!
But before the journey described above and reaching the beach, we have had 2 more days in siem reap one of which we just stayed in our guest house, and wondered the town, the other we spent visting the temples waking at 4.20am to make the sun rise over Angkor Wat. This was an incredible sight and hopefully we should have some wicked pictures that our Swiss friend (who reminds me very much of Bruno) will send us sometime, as our camera ran out f battery.
After siem reap we caught a bus to Phnom Pehn yet again arriving with no where to stay we luckily shared a tuk tuk with an Aussie girl who knew where to head, we arived at Happy Guest house,after tearing around the streets of phnom penh where Motos must out number cars 100-1. The guest house which was so quiet and relaxed, with loads of other travellers , it was all built over the lake which it overlooked, so we had to endulge in a few cheeky beers, and a burger after our long journey, and then took time to watch the sunset sitting in a hammock, which were scattered about hanging from the beams which held the place up.
We spent two nights in happy guest house and then made our journey to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), which took around 5 hours, upon arrival we decided to sack of another city stay and head to the beach asap and save our money we'd spend in Saigon on our bus fare, so we were looking at another 3 hour journey, hopefully arsriving at 6 pm, instead the traffic was nuts getting out of Saigon and we made it to Mui Neh at 9pm, all in all we'd been on a bus for around 11hours. So we wondered the street of this little ghost town trying to find somewhere to stay, it's so quiet, as it's low season. We found somewhere for the night but checked out early and looked elsewhere in the morn and we are now staying somwhere alot cheaper but nicer, where they do the most amzing chilli con Carne, best though!
So mui neh is a Cool kite surfer place to hang out, and to be honest we have not really done much but sunbathe and lie on the beach, and muck about in the sea, to be honest it's my kind of life... Minus the babes, there's a lack of beach babes that hopefully will arrive further up the coast!! We are thinking of getting a moto for the day today or tomorrow heading to some dunes and poss waterfalls etc, but just seeing how it goes really, the sun is hot the food is fishy, the sea is blue, and goose is rashy! Suffering from a dodge case of prickly heat, but still in very good spirits loving the Nam experience everyone seems to be gettig friendlier the further we travel. Love to all back home.
Peace In The Middle East
C&G - By the way written on I pod touch so apologies for any dodgey spelling, sat in 35 degree sun xxx