Mui Ne was waiting for us
Vietnam is not all cone shaped leaf hats and rice paddies. The rumors are that it has some pretty good beaches and islands for those in search of some sand in the bathing suit experience.
Today we arrived in Mui Ne, a somewhat sleepy resort development about 4.5 hours bus ride from Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). The usual bargaining and tout dealings took us to a room with a view, bathtub in front of the window, two double beds to spread on, all for $25.
I am not sure what else the town has to offer, but the beach did not disappoint.