Recently we embarked on an inter-continental
kiting journey to
Vietnam; there we were greeted by a friendly culture,
great food, great sights, great shopping and most importantly great
wind, all mixed in with immaculate kiting venues.
adventure started in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), there we
indulged in the culture and of course shopping that the big city
had to offer.
a couple of days the coast was beckoning so we headed to Mui Ne,
our destination the Mui Ne Sailing Club. The Sailing
Club is a gorgeous resort, the accommodation is set amongst stunning
walk ways and gardens with the beach just a few steps away.
beach outside of the Sailing Club stretches well up the
culminating in a horse shoe bay, providing flat water conditions
with the occasional swell rolling in. Vietnam is not notorious for
waves, which makes it the perfect place for learning to rip all
over again, or to refine those jumps and tricks.
could have quiet happily stayed and kited at Mui Ne, but we
were here for adventure, so two off road expeditions were planned,
one to the north and the other to the south. Our mode of
transportation, an old ex-army Jeep; ammunition cases and turret
mounts still in place.
the north of Mui Ne, off the road and along the beach we
came to CC's, a pristine venue with a protected
bay and a small reef out the back, providing some magnificent kite
further in land we found ourselves in the Vietnamese
outback, barren and windy with vast sand dunes and a huge
water lake, with seriously flat water and louts leaves
such a great trip north we could not wait to see what the
south held for us. South of Mui Ne offered picturesque landscapes,
beautiful beaches and the small fishing village of Khe Ga,
that boasted some world class kiting venues.
does not get much better than Khe Ga's bays for flat water
kiting. It's bays are protected from the swell, but not the wind.
described it as her kite heaven.