This place is known for their fishing, sand dunes and kite/wind surfing.
Stayed at Xinchao with two lovely British girls that I met on the bus ride down from Nha Trang. This hotel was super nice and had a pool 😉
Fishing boats = great sea food!!
I walked along the beach after we got all settled and ran into a French guy I kept on running into. We walked to a delicious seafood restaurant where I got fresh shrimp, lobster and squid fried noodle.
The next day, I went paddle boarding. It was so windy and choppy I barely went anywhere. Now I understand why its a great place to kite/wind surf. It was a good view out there because I could see the kite surfers up close.
The fairy stream goes through the red sand dunes and has a little waterfall at the end.
While walking through the stream I got offered to ride an ostrich for 100,000 Dong. I easily talked him down to 50,000 Dong (about $2 USD). After talking the price down and encouragement from the British girls I hopped on. Wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be until the owner ran and yelled behind the ostrich making him go faster.
After that we went to the white sand dunes where you can rent a quad and ride around. I decided to sit that one out because I couldn’t talk them down in price and I’ve done it before in Pismo Beach, CA and got stuck a bunch of times and didn’t want the hassle. One of the British girls foot got ran over and her calf got burned by the exhaust when they were trying to get unstuck. She was such a trooper though and good thing we were with a Dutch Nurse who cleaned it for her.
You also have the option to “sand board” which is more like sand sledding because you are given a flimsy sled that you cannot stand up on. I skipped this as well. It was too expensive and there were tons of people.
Instead of having a bear rug, why not have an alligator rug???
That night we went to a place that had live music. Luca Mendoza, a Philippino, played the guitar and sang. He was pretty good and it was hard to understand the lyrics. Lol
I am off to catch a 1:30 AM bus to Ho Chi Minh City where I will meet a friend and we’ll go to Cambodia together 😉