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Making Our Way North Slowly

sunny 37 °C

Good Day Dudes and Dudettes,

Hope everyone is well and the summer has started to arrive in England??

Goosey and i are still in Nam, we have left the hospital;ity of Mui Ne which was awesome the guesthouse we were in were so friendly and, the last night we were there they allowed us to stay for free until 1 am which was when we were catching our bus, and they gave us free food etc aswell it was classic, we were sat down at their bar, and the vietnamese manager cam up to us and asked us if we wanted food or not and we graciously accepted, he said it was no problem..... gestured a frying pan cooking motion..... Stating "WOMAN" pointing to the the kitchen, hes got them well trained.

Mui ne was quiet but also pretty cool we chilled with the locals getting the slack line out, putting it up between two palm trees which they loved.

the day before we left we hired some mopeds which were about 45 years old, we took them to the dunes, and on the way mine broke down, but luckily one of the locals helped sort me out, the costline was amazing especially as there was a very dramatic storm looming in the distance.

Well at 1am we left Mui Ne waiting for the bus in a massive electrical storm, the bus drove straight past him so we chased him down the road in the pooring rain, ended up getting on the bus abvsolutely drenched..... not best pleased as we had to sleep.

We made it to Nah Trang at about 6 in the morning, with the same dudes offering us "cheap cheap Nice Hotel, 10 dollar", starts to get on ur tits a little but just gotta laugh!!

Anyway we eventually decided to to take the recommendation of our trusty book and stayed in Backpackers Hostel for 3 nights, which was nice and handy next to the Red Apple Bar.

The first day we were there we did very little, took a trip to the beach which was cool, but no tropical paradise as there are high rise all down the strip, and again slept recovering from a sleepness night on the bus.

The second day was cool, we again hired mopeds this time sharing with goosey giving me a bvackey to monkey island which we headed to with Nadja a slovenian, and David a vietnamese Yank. as soon as we got on the island there was a massive tropical storm, so a few of us ventured into the sea while it passed,
We then went to see the monkeys with some food, they are cheeky little gits, one distracting you with puppy eyes then the other jumping from the tree nabbing the bag from your hand.

That evening we headed to Sailors Club, which we were suggested to go to by Dave the yank, so we headed over there, it was really cool, a bit more expensive than the red apple, but we found our Beach Babes........

Our last day in Nah Trang, we just bummed around on the beach again catching the sun ALOT, making the 11 hour bus journey up the coast to Hoi An a little more uncomfortable than we wouldve liked but, we are loving life still. Oh and the journey was very much livened up when we hit a cow at about 30 mile an hour casusing the Bus to have a smashed up front left bumper and lights, and the cow to have a really sore backside, not sure it will survive RIP Daisy :(

We have just arrived in Hoi An a little jaded and hot but the area looks really nice its very quaint with a mixture of French, Japanese, and Chinese Architecture, the old town reminds me a little of Annecy, Probs gonna head to the nearby beach tomorrow, will hopefully put some photos up sometime in the next few days, hope you are all well.

Peace in the Far East


Posted by doyley7 20:34 Archived in Vietnam

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Hey Squirt,

Good to hear you're having a good time - really enjoying reading your blogs, they've been the talk of the North Devon posse! Keep up the exhausting "site-seeing" and "cultural" excursions looking forward to seeing some pics soon. Was in Devon this weekend all good, but not quite Nam man! Start new job tomorrow V excited. less than 3 weeks to the Iron Man now....

Big love,

Big Bro (& Sarah x x)

by ollyk

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