Once again, I’m well behind on my blog… This time, I’m actually home. Oops!
Bai Xep is a quiet little fishing village where the bus couldn’t even drive down to the “main street”. The main street was like an alley in the UK and on either side locals were selling meat and fish. Our guesthouse was right on the beach and was called Haven Vietnam. This was probably our most expensive 2 nights accommodation apart from when we were on the island. The guesthouse also owns the next door hostel called Big Tree Backpackers, this is where there restaurant was and no joke this was some of the nicest food for me on the entire trip!
We had dinner with the group that night and went to bed early because the bus journey had tired us out so much. The next day, we thought we would walk along the beach. The sea around us was the South China Sea and holy hell it was cold, almost as cold as the North Sea! Walking on the beach was hard going so we gave up after a little while and returned to the guesthouse and lounged on sun beds reading for the rest of the day.
In Bai Xep, the fishermen use conical boats to reach their fishing nets and row in a way which makes you think you wouldn’t be able to move far, but they do. That night we had dinner with the group again, we got speaking to the older couple in our group – Marie and Joe who were from Canada and had done the lot pass already but had loved Vietnam so much they had come just to spend 2 months there, reliving their favourite parts.
The next morning we walked back up to the bus and hopped on to go to Hoi An, Mia had often told us that this was her favourite stop and I was looking forward to seeing why.