A man came and picked meup from the hostel and walked me to the bus. It was crazy busy with Asians and I wasn't quite sure what to do but he pointed towards a bus so I walked over to it and showed the man my ticket. He nodded then started shoving bags in the compartment and people got on. Just when I was about to swing my bag into the compartment eveyone started rushing about and shouting. The man quickly shut the compartment, jumped on the bus and it zoomed off. I just stood there like, what the hell just happened?! Was that my bus? I turned around expecting the other man to still be there but he had also gone. I honestly had no idea. Then I saw some Western looking people crossing over the park to another road. I chased after them amd found out we were heading in the same direction and our bus was leaving from somewhere else. Oh my god it was so confusing. Thank God I asked otherwise I think I'd still be there now running around lookingfor the right one! The bus was actually awesome! It has 3 rows of bunk beds and is so comfortable. They have wifi and give out free water. That ended up being a bad thing after downing the bottle I was so desperate for the toilet. It got to the stage where I was googling 'how to hold in a wee' and I was about to ask the driver to stop but finally we stopped at a service station! Close call.
So finally I made it to Mui Ne and was soo happy with where I had decided to spend my last week. The thing was I really didn't want to rush around Vietnam doing everything quickly and instead decided to have a relaxing week. One day I'll come back and do Vietnam properly. My hostel had a swimming pool and it was right on the beach. I met some lovely girls in my room who I went on a Sand Dunes tour with. We stopped at a Fairy Stream for some nice photos, nothing special and then a quick stop at a Fisherman Village. It really smelt bad so we didn't stay long. Then 2 hours later we got to the sand dunes. Me and a German girl hired a quad bike between us and hurtled around the dunes. Amazing fun but kinda expensive for only 20 minutes. Worth it though. The dunes may have been a bit boring without the quad biking. On the way back to our hostel we stopped off at some red sand dunes where we were meant to watch the sunset but it was too cloudy. We got some nice photos anyways though.
The next day I went on a bike ride with a French girl. She was doing an internship in a travel agency in Ho Chi Minh so she knows all the best places to go to in Vietnam. The bike ride took us to a temple vey little tourists know about. It was a 7k boke ride there with lots of lomg slow hills so it was tiring in the heat. When we finally got there we got a beautiful view of Mui Ne city and rhe temple was so pretty. It looked like it had almost been foegotten about. We had a fresh coconut to give us energy for the bike ride back. Coconuts are one of my favourie things about SE Asia. You just can't get anything more natural. They knock them off the trees, get a mallet, hit it a couple times to open them and give you a straw. So cool! The bike ride back was easy. Even in Mui Ne, a small coastal town, the roads are pretty crazy though. Big trucks, busses and mopeds often went flying past us. They all tooted there horn everytime. A moped, meep meep, bus beeep beeeep and a lorry HONKKKK HONKKK. That one gave me a fright everytime. Pretty much all downhill on the way back so nice and relaxing. We stopped off for a 40p sandwich. I still can't get over how cheap it is here!
The next day it was torrential rain. Like nothing I have ever seen before! I poured and poured! The road was like a river and there was thunder and lightening as well! I loved it but there isn't much to do except get a tasty vietnamese coffee and a massage. No complaints really, other than not coming home with the tan I had planned haha!
The awesome thing about me staying in Mui Ne for so long was that I met so many cool people. Most people only stay for one or two nights you see so every couple of days I was hangimg out with a whole new group. I met this awesome Dutch guy who I watched the Germany domination over Brazil in the World cup at 3am. Also met a lovely Danish girl who had lost her credit card and was a bit sad so needed cheering up. Also a 32 year old English woman who showed me there is no rush in settling down. Yeah it was a good crowd! I really had a great last week relaxing and was lucky enough to get a sunny day on my last day so I spent it at the beach reading my book. Time to head back to Ho Chi Minh for my last long haul flight. Oh my godddd.