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    kite trip Vung tau VIETNAM

    by glubla Written Dec 14, 2012

    http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=2378558&p=775465#p775465

    Vung tau, great place, out of the typical tourist/travel circuits, the beach is huge, the waves, the best of Vietnam, in low tide almost 100 mts broad, long, about 22 kms, on the right side of the beach, due to the predominant wind direction from Nov to April, the closer to the right side of the beach, the bigger the waves, right on the other end, at the far part of it, near the river, perfect flat and later, the more you head to open sea, small perfect ramps.
    Wind last 10 days + or - and then go down to 6 kts for about one week and then, starts the ventilator again, when it blows, it does day and night, non stop, between 12 and 20 kts, sometimes up to 25.
    Weekends are very busy as the city is the weekend destination of Ho chi minh, so you can expect hordes of vietnamites, actually very friendly people.
    In 5 weeks here I haven't seen an ungry face or a bad mood, not one, just smiling faces and people in peace with themselves, curious about foreigners but respectful all the time. After kite, the city offers the broadest restaurants, café/pubs/clubs offer I have seen in my life, prices quite affordable.
    To arrive here, from Ho chi ming by bus 3 and half hours for 90000 dongs (3,5 euros) or the express way by hydrofoil boat for 200000, 250 on weekends (8-10 euros) 1 and half hour.
    The reasons to come here? All the beach to yourself, far from the choppy conditions and the busy waters of Mui ne; the cons? ... no much kite scene neither other kite fellows to interact with, if except for a couple of russian kiters and 2 vietnam local guys.

    www.asociacionaprendeanavegar.es
    www.kitemallorca.com
    www.edmkpollensa.com
    www.edwktelde.com
    www.kitesurfgrancanaria.es

    vung tau beach in low tide

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    kite trip Vung tau VIETNAM

    by glubla Written Dec 14, 2012

    Vung tau, great place, out of the typical tourist/travel circuits, the beach is huge, the waves, the best of Vietnam, in low tide almost 100 mts broad, long, about 22 kms, on the right side of the beach, due to the predominant wind direction from Nov to April, the closer to the right side of the beach, the bigger the waves, right on the other end, at the far part of it, near the river, perfect flat and later, the more you head to open sea, small perfect ramps.
    Wind last 10 days + or - and then go down to 6 kts for about one week and then, starts the ventilator again, when it blows, it does day and night, non stop, between 12 and 20 kts, sometimes up to 25.
    Weekends are very busy as the city is the weekend destination of Ho chi minh, so you can expect hordes of vietnamites, actually very friendly people.
    In 5 weeks here I haven't seen an ungry face or a bad mood, not one, just smiling faces and people in peace with themselves, curious about foreigners but respectful all the time. After kite, the city offers the broadest restaurants, café/pubs/clubs offer I have seen in my life, prices quite affordable.
    To arrive here, from Ho chi ming by bus 3 and half hours for 90000 dongs (3,5 euros) or the express way by hydrofoil boat for 200000, 250 on weekends (8-10 euros) 1 and half hour.
    The reasons to come here? All the beach to yourself, far from the choppy conditions and the busy waters of Mui ne; the cons? ... no much kite scene neither other kite fellows to interact with, if except for a couple of russian kiters and 2 vietnam local guys.

    See a full report with photos on that link:
    http://www.kiteforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=83&t=2378558&p=775465#p775465

    www.asociacionaprendeanavegar.es
    www.kitemallorca.com
    www.edmkpollensa.com
    www.edwktelde.com
    www.kitesurfgrancanaria.es

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    Sapa and Cat Cat village

    by no_second_chance Written Jan 16, 2010

    The cat cat village is the closest village to the 'center' of sapa. I would estimate 3-4 miles away from the center. and you would not need a tour. It may be interesting if you have a Hmong local with you so you can ask any questions you wanna know about the village. it may be cheaper that way and more interesting, to me. Even though it is called Village, Cat cat in my memory was probably modernized and more tourist industrialized already.

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  • Kitesurfing in Mui Ne Vietnam

    by luna-kitepirate Written Jul 31, 2008

    Muine Vietnam -- mecca of kitesurfing, Wind every day, flat water and waves, sunshine all day and a great night life. Kite & windsurfing lessons. Experienced instructors. Best spot in Asia for kitesurfing!
    Mui Ne is lucky to not only have wind on a regular basis but to be situated in one of the most beautiful parts along Vietnam cost. Mui ne is about 15km from Phan Thiet the local city, and 4 hours from Saigon. Mui Ne is a large bay with hotels, bars and restaurants along the beach, it is one of the best and most unique places for kitesurfing and windsurfing in all of Asia. Wax Kitesurfing & Windsurfing School is located in the heart of the Mui Ne strip, in the center of the bay where there is plenty of space for beginners and experienced riders. Our station is partnered with Wax Beach club the most popular place to chill in the day time, and the best place to party any day of the week. With a swimming pool, free pool tables, live Djs , fires on the beach and open until the early hours of the morning.

    Equipment: At Wax Kitesurfing & Windsurfing Center we offer a range of different courses for kitesurfing and windsurfing, from beginner to intermediate through to expert, with package deals, hourly tuition and rentals. Our center is fully equipped with Neal pride sails and fanatic boards for windsurfing and Cabrina kites 2008 for kitesurfing. We also have plenty of beach boys to help you, and a compressor (so no pumping by hand).
    All of our instructors are IKO qualified.
    IKO(international kiteboarding organization) is recognized world wide, when you finish a course you will receive an IKO card. This card shows what level you have reached. So any iko school you visit in the world they will know what you have done and be able to carry on your lessons or for you to rent equipment.

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    Hon Ong: swimming and snorkeling

    by call_me_rhia Written Aug 16, 2007

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    Whale Island is a great place to snorkel or to swim... you can join the morning snorkeling boat trip or else you can snorkel right from the island's beach, where there are still plenty of fishes and corals to see without going far.

    The added bonus of not joining the snorkeling trip is that you will have the entire island to yourself.. most people come here to dive, and those who do not dive normally go on the snorkeling trips... so we had the place to ourselves.

    The water was perfect, very clear and calm and no jellyfish, at least in July. It was neither too shallow nor too deep, and there were no nasty boats and aquascooters to worry about. i

    Equipment: Bring a swimsuit, high factor sunscreen and not much else. Towels are optional, as you can rent them on the island. If you have a snorkel set, bring it with you, or else you can rent it on the island. Do bring a water camera, though, because it is not on sale.

    snorkeling at whale island

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    Diving with Blue Diving Club in NhaTrang - Vietnam

    by vukhoa Written Nov 9, 2005

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    Since 1995 : Blue Diving Club is the first dive center in Vietnam.Blue Diving Club is managed by a couple of French people whose names are André & Chrystel SALVATGÉ.The boat is also completly new and plenty of space, more comfortable, more pleasant. The new shop located at 66 Tran Phu st.And the club is already qualified PADI Retail Association. Next January 2006, it will be officialy a PADI Dive Center and should be qualified as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center at the end of 2006. The main words of the club are: sécurity, profesionalism and quality of service for customers'satisfaction. Best and safety dive center with professional team.

    Equipment: all equipment available

    Blue Diving Club Blue Diving Club's dive boat Andre & Chrystel Salvatge Blue Diving Club's Staffs Hon Mun dive site
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    Late Night Tennis

    by Kudos Written Apr 18, 2005

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    There are many places in Vietnam where you can play tennis into the wee hours, if that is your thing. You can always play during the way, though it is usually much cooler and hence more bearable to play at night.

    The best part is that for a small fee, you dont even have to pick up your balls. They have ball boys that will do that for you.

    Equipment: The area across from New World Hotel is where you can find some equipment if you didnt bring your own.

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    Snorkeling

    by richiecdisc Updated Jan 18, 2005

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    The waters off the coast of Vietnam are often crystal clear and are justifiably well known for snorkeling and scuba diving. Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premier location to engage in this great sport with Buffalo Islet among the most popular spots. For those not certified, there are ample courses that are much less expensive than in the west and for those with limited time, snorkeling provides a cheaper alternative. Even though TM Brother’s boat tour of the islands is a lot of fun with live music, great food and ample drinking opportunities, there was some fine snorkeling as well. And all for $5 too!

    Equipment: Mask, snorkel and fins are provides by TM Brothers but if doing a dive course or just coming to dive, it is always a good idea to bring your own regulator.

    take the plunge
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    Foot Massage

    by galy Updated Dec 25, 2004

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    After a good day of hiking, or even just shopping in the city, a foot massage is the BEST thing to do. Massage parlors are all around. We did it in the hotel in Hue, and just went into a parlor in on the street in HCMC. It is great, a whole hour of massage for the tired feet. Take into account that most girls don't get paid, and live only on the tip, so argue the price, and tip the girls. Have fun.

    Equipment: tired feet

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    Part 1: Biking Viet Nam

    by epicult Updated Oct 19, 2004

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    There are a few biking tours you can take while in/from Dalat. While these are quite good, they're also quite expensive. My brother, Geng (from Japan) and I wanted to ride from the mountains of Dalat to the south coastal beach town of Mui Ne. We managed to find some crappy mountain bikes for cheap and decided to "coast" down to the sleepy beach town of Mui Ne. Of course the owner of the bikes will follow you as well.

    1. For safety
    2. More properly... to ensure the bikes make it back :-)

    A coasting we went. The trip starts off by whipping down the mountains on nicely paved roads, passing vehicles as you wind down the mountains. What a blast! I thought WOW, ten hours of this. It'll be incredible! Things then flatten out before we reached Chicken village.

    Due to the Avian flu, this was the only chicken we'd see while in Viet Nam?

    Equipment: A crappy bike. Don't be foolish like some people I know... bring a helmet.

    A big ass, concrete chicken. Don't ask!
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    Part 2: Biking Viet Nam

    by epicult Written Oct 16, 2004

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    We then went to visit some falls just off the main highway on a dirt road. Very touristy and not spectacular unless you like to climb. The walls looked good but we were biking, not climbing. The next portion of the trek was somewhat downhill and covered some magnificent jungle terrain. Some of the view being spectacular. Gheng kept us twisted with laughter. What a nut!

    Gheng & Te - The jungle portion

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    Jetski (Nha Trang)

    by muddybok Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Jetski can be hired at Nha Trang beach at the cost of VND200.000 for 15mins slot.

    Please making sure that the life jacket is securely fastens. All the left side straps on my life jacket were breaking lose when I was thrown off after attempting a sharp turn and it me harder to swim to recover the jetski.

    Jetski
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    Sea Kayaking@Halong Bay

    by muddybok Written Sep 26, 2004

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    Sea kayaking at Halong Bay is so different from all the canoe & kayak session that I ever did. It is especially exciting (& challenging) when you are teaming up with someone who is not so well in kayaking.

    It is such a wonderful experience to paddle between so many strange formations of islets.

    Sea Kayaking
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    Badmington

    by SirRichard Written Sep 25, 2003

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    Badmington is a very popular sport in Vietnam. You can see people playing to it in every park in the evenings mainly.

    There is another kind of badmington they play with the feet. It's a pile of small rubber discs with feather on top that they pass to one another with the feet only. They stand in circle, 4 or 5 persons, and the one who lets the "ball" fall looses.

    Street badmington
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    Diving in Nha Trang

    by bartman_9 Written Jun 12, 2003

    Rainbow Divers, run by Brit Jeremy Stein, describe themselves as the best dive operators in Vietnam and they are! Top notch equipment for rental, divemasters who know their job, small groups for diving (4 pl. max).
    40US$ pays for the boattrip, full equipment, two dives and lunch.

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    • Diving and Snorkeling

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