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Weather Report: Sunny and Windy!!

sunny 30 °C

It's been good to get back to our friends at the Jibe's Kiting School in Mui Ne where the weather has improved for kiting somewhat. That storm that is killing hundreds in The Philippines is sending us some gusty wind and some big waves, but it is better than nothing. Nat got another lesson in before the waves built to the point where she had to stop and I managed to get a few sessions with the crazy wind.

Saturday night was the 10th anniversary party for the beach bar which was a great party. The owner threw a big bash with open bar and a pretty good band. It was a bit funny watching a three piece band with the drummer being the lead singer and wearing a Cincinnati Bengals jersey. Good times had by all and we left in time to avoid any serious hangovers, which I can't say for the rest of the beach staff.

If you get to Vietnam, definitely make a point to try the coffee. We haven't tried their most premium brand, known as "weasel coffee" (because the beans are eaten and excreted by a rodent before roasting), but the regular blend is pretty good. On the beach it is served over ice, usually with condensed milk because it is really really strong and the milk thins it out and adds some sweetness. The teas are also delicious, not just the locally grown leaves but also the various blends they make with ginger and other fruits and herbs. The bars here also keep coconuts in the freezer so you can order a fresh coconut and drink the ice cold coconut water before the waitress opens the nut with a giant cleaver so you can eat the meat.

We are still staying at the same hotel, Full Moon Resort, who have been really good with us even though it is getting hectic here for Christmas vacationers. It was a little unexpected, but every hotel here is strewn with Santa Claus', coloured lights and Christmas trees. From our room, I can here the waves pounding on our steps and it sounds as if the wind is picking up, so we will write again soon.

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Posted by colincampbell 20:01 Archived in Vietnam

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