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  • Mui Ne, the lonely beach

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    The first impression we had once we arrived in Mui Ne was “Holy shit! Where have we arrived?” Our bus stopped at the beginning of that 10 km long beach town, right at the door of a 4 star resort, which was surrounded by many others of the same category. We didn’t feel comfortable there and the first thing we did was to ask for a mass-tourism-free-spot in town. Luckily, there were still some places further north where we could stay cheaper and without the annoyances of high luxury tourist services and so on.

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    We found what seemed to be the cheapest hotel in town, a nice bungalow shaped hut full of mosquitoes but almost first line on the beach. We were the only guests that day and had a portion of the beautiful palm-fringed white sand beach just for our personal use. We spent quite a lot of time walking along the shore until we arrived to the fishermen settlement –over 5km- and came back to the hotel just on time to see sunset. A beautiful moment.

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    On the next day, after doing some sport at the beach, we rented two scooters and head to the Red and White Sand Dunes, two of the highlights of any visit to Mui Ne. It was a pleasant ride of 10 and nearly 30 kilometres respectively to arrive there, and we had a great time rolling down the dunes and playing around like kids. The next day we continued our trip northeast, to the mountain town of Dalat.

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