Mui Ne is the adrenalin capital of southern Vietnam. There’s no scuba diving or snorkelling to speak of, but when Nha Trang and Hoi An get the rains, Mui Ne gets the waves: Says Lonely Planet, before going on to describe a beautiful beach that has maintained much of its charm. When we were there, however, only the closed kitesurfing shops hinted at Mui Ne’s adventure hungry nature. Out of the surf season, Mui Ne is still firmly on the backpacker trail, and I’m here to ask one question: why?
Five months in Australia flew past. We didn’t see or do everything, but it would take a lifetime to do that! Here, in pictures, are some of the highlights and a bit of a breakdown of the route we took.
Cooktown, located on Cape York Peninsular, North Queensland, was named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, who became stranded here in 1770 when his boat, The Endeavour, took a bit of a knock from the reef south of Cooktown. Whilst wwoofing our way around Australia we spent three weeks in this little town.
Whilst I was working at a strawberry farm in Tasmania, and living at Little Devils Backpackers, we looked out and were sent home on a beautiful Sunday morning. Not wanting to spend the day at the hostel I managed to convince the boys we should make the most of the free ute and head to Bruny Island for the day. It didn’t take much, and soon we were off.
Bruny is a small island off Tasmania, a trip from Kettering port to Roberts Point with take you 15 minutes on the ferry. You’ll need transport to get around here, with a population of only 620 across the island public transport is hard to come by, hitch-hiking might be an option though.
Sydney or Melbourne, that is the big Australian question. After just 3 days in Sydney it’s easy to see the two are totally different, which makes the question a little silly, like pasta or yellow? My experience in Sydney was filled with good food, lovely beaches and hidden secrets.