Because it is a fishing community, Mui Ne is a well-known tourist destination. There are about a hundred resorts in the Mui Ni area. I slept in a hotel outside of town and was astounded by the large number of Russian tourists.
The journey from Vung Tau takes approximately 4-5 hours. According to Google Maps, the journey is approximately 177 kilometers long. The journey was delightful, and I was beginning to get into a riding routine.
The route out of Vung Tau was spectacular. There were good street lights, trees, and a median to separate the scooters and the automobiles. This stretch of road was one of my favorites.
I took a photo of a town I passed through further down the road. I was still learning about the hammer and sickle flags.
I came across a wonderful spot to rest and adjust my bag. It was just a tad bit large for my bicycle. It wasn’t that the bag was particularly large. My backpack was quite small in comparison to that of many other backpackers. However, it was a little too much for the scooter’s seat.
During the day’s ride, I spent a lot of time on lovely, calm roads with little traffic. It was fantastic. I’m not sure what the building in this shot is, but it appears to be quite interesting.
There were a lot of new resorts and resorts in the works right next to the coast.
I headed inland after spending some time cycling alongside the ocean. There was a lot of farming going on.
Seeing these types of farms was something new for me. They look like dragon fruit to me.
One thing that struck me as surprising was the number of Christian churches I observed in Vietnam. In Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, I don’t recall seeing any churches that were still in use.
Another church can be seen in this image. I had assumed that churches were not permitted in communist countries, but it appears that this is not the case in Vietnam.
I passed by another location that appears to be a salt farm, although it could be something else.
The countryside was beautiful, but parched. It was a relaxing ride.
After a while, my path brought me back to the water.
For me, the boats were a significant draw. I really like how colorful they are.
I eventually arrived in Mui Ne. I was enthralled with the number of boats in the harbor.
I checked my Facebook page, and this is what I had to say about the ride that day:
I’d completely forgotten about the development aspect. Vietnam was unquestionably more developed than its neighbors. Construction seems to be taking on everywhere in Vietnam. I’d stop in “small” communities that didn’t even show up on Google maps yet had more high-rise structures than Laos’ capital city.
Mui Ne was a place I didn’t spend much time in. I went into the city after dropping off my backpack to get my scooter’s oil changed. I returned to my hotel and parked the scooter after that. Then I went for a walk around the hotel area. I found some meal and drank some beer before retiring for the night.
I’m hoping you’ll join me on the road trip tomorrow!