02/11/2013 - 03/11/2013
We only stayed in Mui Ne for one night - it was just to break up the journey to Saigon. Like Nha Trang, it's a beach resort place, though it doesn't have much of an actual town to speak of.
It was a longer walk to our hotel from the bus stop than we'd realised. Lesson: just because something's on the same road, doesn't mean it's close by. We were very hot and sweaty by the time we arrived at Xin Chao Hotel. It was a decent place with nice staff and a pool. Check-in was as fast as handing over passports and getting a key, so we could happily shower as soon as possible and feel a bit less disgusting.
We had lunch at the hotel restaurant and then went to check out the beach. It's a very long and narrow beach. It was cleaner than Nha Trang and the sand was nicer, but there was nowhere shady to sit unless you were staying at one of the resorts that backed right on to the beach. We therefore didn't stay long and went back to the hotel instead. We got some beers, went in the pool for a bit and got chatting to a couple from Australia. Despite us both getting headaches, for some reason, it was a nice afternoon. We went to a nearby bar for dinner and then had a fairly early night.
The following day it was back to the Sinh Tourist office for our bus to Saigon. This time we didn't walk though, we took a taxi. We then happily got on our full-sized bus and headed to Saigon.