If you’re vacationing in Saigon and you have 24 hours to spare, you can explore a bit of the southern Vietnamese countryside by taking an overnight trip to Mui Ne. In contrast to the busy streets and tall buildings of Saigon, Mui Ne’s seaside location offers a more laid back atmosphere for tourists looking to escape the city for a little relaxation and sightseeing. Continue reading
I was told the previous night by the Sinh Tourist employee that the bus that would take me back to Saigon will pick me up at 9:15am. Since I woke up at around 6:00 am, I still had plenty of time to pack my stuff, have breakfast and take a shower. Continue reading
I’ve barely stretched my legs from the previous 5-hour bus ride from Saigon and now here I am again on the go, this time riding a motorcycle for an entire afternoon’s tour of the natural attractions of Mui Ne. I must say though that “easy riding” at the back of Mr. Binh’s motorcycle was a much more comfortable experience because it had a back rest and firm footholds, allowing me the use of both my hands to take on-the-road videos with my BlackBerry. Ironically, I also found the back of the motorcycle to be much less cramped than my seat in the Sinh Tourist Bus. (At any rate, my legs were freer and thus there was less strain.) Continue reading
I woke up early the next day because I didn’t want a repeat of the rush I went through back in Saigon when I was almost left behind by the bus going to Siem Reap. This time, I allotted enough time to pack my stuff and shower. Since I already paid the guesthouse bill the night before, I actually still had time to have breakfast but I figured I’d save some money. And besides, Mekong Express does serve snacks and bottled water in both the morning and afternoon legs of the trip. I’ll just treat the morning snack as breakfast. Continue reading
Since I still have to blog about another local trip, I thought I’d give a preview of my first international solo travel when I went to Vietnam and Cambodia (November 26 to December 4, 2011.) The following clips are contrasting scenes involving motorcycles in Vietnam.
Try crossing the street through that!