On my first day in Mui Ne, right off the bus, I asked these guys where a good place to hang my hat might be. They didn’t have much information as they had booked accomodations in Saigon. They had rented scooters and were heading to the sand dunes in the area. I figured I might as well join them since I wanted to check those out and travel with people is always more fun. I got myself a scooter and left my bag in their room. Finding a place to sleep would have to wait.
The dunes were pretty cool. I’ve never been on a desert-like sand dune, so it was a bit of a trip for me. The sky was clean and the sand was golden. Pretty wild. We rented tarps from kids to do some sand magic carpeting, but it was too soft, so it didn’t really work out.
After the dunes, I found a place and we went for supper and some drinks. These guys are pretty cool, but they’re not really my travel style. They don’t try to drive their costs as low as possible and tend to hang out in the more touristy restaurants (I’m more of a cheap room and food stall kind of guy).
I was planning on staying in Mui Ne for a few days, but they’re heading North to Nha Trang and I’m going to join them. It’s different travel, but it beats being alone and without direction.