Copy from my article on Couchsurfing.com
Hola, Me llama Sylvie, well it’s a French name, a long story to tell 🙂 but I can speak Vietnamese very well, jajaja. I joined couchsurfing a few years ago, used to host some friends from everywhere in the world. Now I am living alone in a small room so I guess I have to give up my hospitality for the others. As everybody here, I love travel, not traveler, haha, should be a backpacker or surfer :).
Anyway, I was in the bad mood with something happened recently, meet the “right one” but not the right time & right place, I couldn’t blame myself or him, just keep it as a great memory. And it’s not the first time I am in broken-heart situation. I always find the way to get over it by working & traveling. Last year I was in a wild island & history repeats again & here I am, lying down on the beach & relax. It’s a small village in the Central of Vietnam. It took me 3 hours from Saigon. I chose to stay in Coco Beach Camp in Lagi.
I was wondering where to stay, they have bungalows, trailers & tents. I wanted all of them, so greedy huh? Then I met a group here, they’re all from Saigon as I am and so lucky I even met a few of them in my favorite bar in Saigon. Finally, as their advice, I decided to take a bungalow, about 35$/day, not bad. It’s not like 4-5 star hotel, not really clean much but really nice. I can see the long beautiful beach in front of bungalow. And as expats or backpackers, you can order food or drink just 1$ & if you stay in a tent, just 9-10$, share with your friend, the bill can be splited a half. That’s amazing, right.
I am glad that I can make new friends & it’s so cool because we’re all living in the same city as well. They are so friendly, awesome & humorous. They helped me distract & forget someone else for a while. They were making a photo shoot & video with cool flycamp for their event on March, Vibe Nation . I was so excited to join them in a few scence as an amateur model, well short model ever in the world by accident.
I am not good at writing cos I am working in a software company. But I can tell my story by photos J. I am gonna come back there again to attend my friends’ event. If you want to relax on the beach, discover my country/culture, don’t hensitate pick your bag up & go. If you want to make friend with me or with my new awesome friends, enojoy music festival on the beach, come & join their event next month called Vibe Nation Beach Fest. Visit the website for more details: http://vibenationbeachfest.com.
I’ll write more about my adventure & share my experience in a wild island in next post.