12.04.2012 - 30.04.2012
After Dalat we went to Muine which is like a Russian town. A lot of the shops and businesses are in Russian and there's a large community of them there, which is strange. Muine is a nice little beach town with some nice attractions near by.
We rented a room in a hotel on the beach which was nice but the room was melting hot in the night. They had a pool too, which was nice, and the beach right there. In the evenings some local Vietnamese and tourists played volleyball in front of the hotel which was fun to watch. I didn't partake as they were taking it very seriously, and i'm more of a joker when I play.
We decided to rent a moped and had it for a few minutes and then gave it back as we heard about police working with the locals to get money off tourists. Technically we weren't supposed to have them there apprarently. We walked the fairy stream to the end, which was really beautiful with all the colours. The we emerged on some highway with no vehicles and walked along it to the big red dunes. You could rent buggies and stuff there but we didn't bother. We found a very colourful cemetery in the dunes and walked through a really nice little beach town where we had lunch. Then we walked back to Muine along the main road.
After Muine we went to Ho Chi Minh city and got snapped up off the bus to stay with this local family that rented rooms. It was down some alleys but the family were great as they were all over seventy and you could tell they were delighted us being there. Probably more for the money than us haha.
We were staying in the touristy area so at night we found the street with the 4000dong beers, were we got very drunk. It was great, locals and tourists mingling on the streets with some locals performing fire-breathing and juggling for money.
The next day we went to the war remnants museum which was fantastic. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Some of the photos are amazing and terrifying at the same time. It's biased but it's still interesting to see what the vietnamese people went through during the war.
The next day we caught the bus to Cambodia and had to get a $20 visa.