We cycled to the An Bang beach in Hội An.
It was a nice ride and the beach was calm and clean.
There was a fisherman trying his luck
as we tried some fresh prawns from the sea…
i keep running into interesting bookstores in Vietnam.
Last time around was Boa Bookstore in Saigon.
This time, it was đối sách in Hội An.
This bookstore looked more like a private collection
that has been made open to the public.
Of course it’s a great place
where book lovers can read, relax, buy, exchange and sell books.
There are apparently 5000 books in this shop
and is run by a retired teacher who also looks out for poor students.
Fairy stream is all about a nice long walk in sole deep water.
The soil is red but the water is clean and
perhaps it could be seen as some kind of therapy
for people who never go barefoot.
In the first few minutes of your walk,
there is a sign for “ostrich riding”
and there are also a few stalls selling fruits
eatables and souvenir items.
But otherwise you don’t spend a single penny
to explore fairy stream.
It is an off road adventure
that requires one to explore
beautiful rock formations
and truly enjoy nature.
These rock formations are sandy
and could apparently fall off too
But it was an easy walk on the stream
that was so charming and clean
While the end of the stream
was but a tiny waterfall
it rang true that it is the journey
not the destination that matters after all.
Since we had parked our bikes
in front of the Burger House
we went there after our walk
and watched people pass by…
But the favourite sighting of the day
has to be this t-shirt of Trump
as we walked out of that place.
Kite Surfing is one of the main activities in Mui Ne beach
although my interest is actually on, surfing without the kite.
But no, I didn’t get to surf… just swam
in the wide open sea.
As the waves greeted me with its soft touch
and that distinct rhythmic singing
Asking me to join
and dance to its tunes.
the path to mui ne beach
is filled with beautiful
paintings on the wall
i liked that there was
a crane and a paper crane
next to each other
the last one is also on instagram
with the quote,
“her life is her art”.
who would’ve thought that there would be sand dunes in Vietnam
(except there are both red and white sand dunes in this country)
one can avail the different tours and reach the dunes
but it is always better to explore on one’s own
and that’s exactly what we did.
the red sand dunes
are not too far from mui ne town
as we biked to this place
and what a sight!
in the middle of the highway
near the hills and the river
you’ve got the sand dunes
waiting to be explored
and what an adventure!
as we also got
on the plastic toboggan
and slid down the dunes…
one of the best things about vietnam
is there are not too many tourists (yet)
to spoil your experience and the environment.
(but we know it won’t be like this forever)
and the other best part about Vietnam
is the street food.
right outside the dunes
these yummy prawns with fried garlic
was waiting for us
to snack on them.
we chanced upon this fishing village of mui ne.
(though we had read about it),
we were actually heading towards the sand dunes
when we saw boats by the shore and stopped by for a peek.
since we had a delayed start, the apparent morning activity was absent
but we managed to catch some of these women
selling raw fishes, crabs, and lobsters
that could be cooked in nearby shacks
so we could enjoy the fresh catch of the night.
our excitement was perhaps quite visible
as we amusingly took photos after another
and a toothless fisherman
offered a tour in his round-bucket-like-boat
there was money involved,
but we gladly obliged and enjoyed our ride.
the best part however
was another chance entry
to a restaurant nearby
which served fresh seafood
at a very local price
as we ate all this (pic below)
for just two dollars.