Vung Tau – the last resort

Thursday 3rd & Friday 4th March We had a day and a half to explore Vung Tau – the beach resort nearest to Ho Chi Minh City.  The largest and most popular beach is called Back Beach, and we started off there.    The verdict was: not that great as tropical beaches go. It was…

Vinh Hai to Vung Tau: from love hotels to temples

Cycling from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City: part three Saturday 27th February Rest day The wind howled all night long, battering the windows and doors, and sending unknown objects rattling across the courtyard. The rain had now disappeared from the weather forecast, but we decided that huge gusts of wind on cliff-side roads…

Quy Nhon to Nha Trang: beach-hopping

Cycling from Quy Nhon to Ho Chi Minh City: part one Friday 19th February Miles: 66    For the first hour of cycling we climbed up to a hilly coastal road with stunning views.    The terrain was a mixture of flat and hilly, passing by lakes, rivers, rice paddies, palm and pine trees. After…