As long as I’m on Holiday following the tradition of the Chinese Lunar New Year, I would like to share with you a new experience in another town in Vietnam, called “Mũi Né“. This is a coastal fishing town in the south-central Bình Thuan Province, is like the best ward of the city of Phan Thiết. It took us 5 hours by bus from Ho Chi Minh City and the buses were with beds instead of normal seats which is the coolest thing so far for my sleepy head who always wants to nap during road trips. The average temperature is 27°C, and the climate is hot and dry most of the year. The first thing I noticed when I arrived was the large number of palm trees! Very high and beautiful ones which would be located everywhere along the coast. So basically this is the first tropical beach I have experienced and also my first swim in the Pacific Ocean!
Sunsets in Mui Ne have reminded me of my old songs special playlist mentioning “The Doors” or “Pink Floyd”.
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“A vast radiant beach in a cool jeweled moon
Couples naked race down by it’s quiet side
And we laugh like soft, mad children
Smug in the wooly cotton brains of infancy
The music and voices are all around us.”
Mui Ne Fishing Village boasts a splendid view of an expansive coastline lined with swaying palm trees and colorful fishing boats like these ones up in the picture. These boats were designed in a circular shape different from any other boat I have seen before. The fishermen here use a totally different technique on how to sail these boats. It’s very interesting to see what they have caught during their mission. I tell you guys there are a lot of small crabs on the seashore which you can notice mostly during the night when they run very fast while you may be walking besides them.
This place is perfect to relax and chill during your holiday season! I would recommend it mostly for couples and friends. Try the hostels and the local restaurants for the best dishes, sea food and especially the vegetarian dishes!
Until next time.