Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne – Leg 1

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne – Leg 1

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Saigon to Mui Ne - Leg 1, Vietnam Blog | 2 comments

Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne – Leg 1

(Click on the above image to see the full version of the map) Leg 1: Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne – STATISTICS Total Distance: 290km (180 miles) Total Duration: 8hrs, 20min Total Moving Duration: 6hrs, 46min Average Pace: 43kmph Max Elevation: 96m The journey began at 0800 and ended at 1620 in the afternoon. Over 8 hours, including stops, from District 7 in Ho Chi Minh to the beach town of Mui Ne. Total distance covered was only 290km. On an open road back home (New Zealand) that would take about 3 hours but not in Vietnam. Even with the...

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Mui Ne: Review and Things to Do

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Mui Ne Review | 0 comments

Mui Ne: Review and Things to Do

Mui Ne is a small fishing town on a peninsula to the East of Phan Thiet about 220 km South of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh). 20 years ago the idea that the beach to the South of Mui Ne township would explode into one of the most developed beach resorts in South East Asia would have been the last thing on the mind of the local community as they went about their day to day business. But explode it did and the development continues with a significant increase in Russian Tourism the driving engine. Russians, in part thanks to a Visa exemption agreement...

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Ho Chi Minh (Saigon): Review and things to Do

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Saigon Review | 2 comments

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon): Review and things to Do

Over the month of April I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks in Ho Chi Minh, previously known as Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam with a population knocking on the door of 9 million. Rather than focus on the long and fascinating history behind the city this post is focused on where to stay, some key pointers about what you should look out for and if you’re lucky enough to find yourself with a few days spare some ideas to help you explore the city. Firstly let’s cover the basics. Ho Chi Minh comprises of a number of...

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