Chilling in Ham Tien

We have spent the last three days completely relaxed in Ham Tien.  Seriously, I’m not sure the two of us have ever been this relaxed.


Ham Tien

Ham Tien is often referred to as Mui Ne, but that isn’t exactly correct.  Mui Ne is a town a bit further up the coast.  We haven’t actually been to Mui Ne yet, but hope to rent a scooter this weekend and check it out.

Ham Tien is not exactly the most challenging PigFish destination.  What it is is windy!  Pretty much the main attraction here is kite surfing.  The wind is beyond strong — we heard the wind was blowing at 40 knots earlier today.  And walking down the beach was challenging.  I’m pretty sure both of us got an exfoliating treatment just from the sand blowing across our legs.

Our biggest decision each day in Ham Tien is which ocean-side restaurant/bar we should plant ourselves in to watch

the kite surfers:


Kite surfing in Ham Tien


Kite surfing in Ham Tien

the wind surfing:


Wind surfing in Ham Tien

and the fisherman:


Fishing in Ham Tien


Ham Tien crabber or clammer

And our biggest task each day is making sure the wind doesn’t blow over our drinks. Or blow the food right off our plates.

As you can imagine, we HATE it here.  So much so that we have already extended our stay by three days (although we are moving to a different hotel) and are considering extending it even further….


Lisa in Ham Tien

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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2 Responses to Chilling in Ham Tien

  1. Deanna says:

    Your hair is going to be really striking when it’s all grown own. 🙂


  2. Mom says:

    Sounds like you are REALLY relaxed and enjoying yourselves.


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