When we came to the hostel in Mui Ne we were punched in the face with Vietnamese hospitality. The owner sat down round a table along with his workers and played the guitar, but at the sight of us we were greeted with a hearty hello and a shot of booze each. Now that's how to welcome people!

The following day we had to get up at as early as 4am to catch our ride that would guide us out to the White Sand Dunes. Arriving there, we got rides on quad bikes out to the actual dunes. We had gotten the impression that we were going to drive them ourselves before booking, but we soon understood that we had booked the wrong thing. It didn't matter at all to us though, because experiencing a sunrise over a desert would make up for everything. Of course, sliding down the dunes made things better too. The tour continued to the Red sand dunes, then to a fishers village and finally to the cosiest walk a human could ever take: upstreams the Fairy Stream. The Fairy Stream is a very shallow creek, running in between red sand hills and pretty nature, and at the end of the walk there's a waterfall. Even though we didn't get what we thought we booked, the day turned out great anyway.

The rest of the day was spent first in our dorm catching up on sleep, then at the beach enjoying the big waves and then in the hostels reception, having more tha a few drinks. Over all a good day. Tomorrow we're heading to Da Lat, where we hope to find even greater adventures...

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We hadn't booked a place to stay here beforehand, but getting two rooms at the first hotel we were dropped off at turned out to be an alright idea.

The hotel was located just about a hundred meters from the sea, so after leaving our stuff and changing into swimwear we got to feel the sweet relief of our first bath in Vietnam. We spent the day doing intense GoProing, playing beach volley and later on chilling at the beach for so long that we had to move away from the tides.

After sleeping in on the next day we posed with everyone's homie JESUSSS and proceeded to stroll on the beach. We also left a cute message in the sand for people to come❤️

The following day we got on a bus towards Mui Ne. Little did we know that what we'd done before getting there had just been a warmup for the real trip...

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After not seeing Niclas and Magnus for a year, me, Andreas and Kristian ended up in a clusterfuck of hugs with them outside our hostel in Saigon. It was late at night so we went to bed as soon as we had updated each other on how our different flights went.

The following day we decided to visit the war museum. After walking for a while whilst avoiding getting brutally run over by the crazy traffic of HCMC we reached the museum. It was a giving experience, a lot of stories about an awful era in the history of Vietnam were told in a very true and visual manner.
Back at the hostel an Irish guy had moved into our dorm. After having a chat with him he told us he'd see us later, left his stuff and didn't return.
We're pretty sure he's dead now.

On the third day in the city the warmth had taken its toll on us. We really longed for a dip in the ocean. This is the moment when we literally google mapped the nearest beach, got a cab away from Ho Chi Minh City and moved onwards to our next stop...

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