Xóm Bãi Xép

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day85

    Bai Xep

    February 12 in Vietnam

    De uitzichten onderweg van Da Lat naar Bai Xep zijn indrukwekkend. We rijden een heel deel door de bergen, passeren dan langs magnifieke kustlijnen en rijden tot slot een hele tijd door valleien, waar de jonge rijstplanten de vlaktes lichtgroen kleuren.
    Bai Xep is een vissersdorpje met een verlaten strand en enkele watervallen. Verder valt er in principe geen hol te beleven. Het hostel is een erg gezellige plek, met heerlijk eten. Ze serveren zowel lokale als Westerse keuken en het is allemaal om ter lekkerst.
    De kleine puppy’s die de boel daar terroriseren, worden mijn beste vriendjes voor 2 dagen.
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  • Day164

    Bai Xep

    September 30, 2015 in Vietnam

    We breakfasted on banana pancakes in the balmy heat as tiny geckos danced across the white washed walls. From the shade of the veranda we skipped across the hot sand to splash down into the inviting sea. The pull of the outgoing tide was very strong, the hungry waves tugging at our legs before surging back to knock us down into the stretching sand.

    It would be cliché to say that this place was ‘paradise’ but it felt like a close thing. We joked with the hostel’s South African owner, Alex (great name), about he had the best office in the world. Yet he sheepishly admitted that the sound of the waves could become repetitive at times – tough life.

    More than just a place for tourists, the beach and its sea was an industry for the village. Small conical fishing boats and fishing apparatus lined the shore and we watched as local men stood upright in these vessels to cross the surf out to their anchored boats. Driving their paddles downward, in a whisking motion that you would not imagine being particularly effective, these vessels were quickly propelled along. In the afternoon children in faded premier league football shirts sat in a group on the sand to eat long yellow ears of corn before working to fix netting and lines ready for use.

    At the bar we overheard another traveller giving advice to the barman as to how the hostel could better advertise itself to bring more customers in. Yet we questioned silently whether this was what such a place really needed or wanted. The beauty of Bai Xep is its small simplicity, something we hope it maintains long after we have left.
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  • Day163

    Stray - Dalat to Bai Xep

    September 29, 2015 in Vietnam

    Xuan Luong Lake dropped away behind pine forested hills as the bus climbed up and away from Dalat. As the road plateaued, we were confronted by a carpet of giant polyethylene blocks, their closely packed grey bodies dominating the landscape. As we came closer we could see these were industrial sized greenhouses where workers toiled at beds of flowers and vegetables. After this the road began to descend, switching back and forth in a way reminiscent of our journey’s through mountainous Laos. At the bottom, the rugged mountainside gave way to a valley of rice fields and the temperature quickly returned to the humid heights we have become accustomed to. Lorries were parked at the roadside as their drivers hosed down the suffocating livestock with jets of water.

    Stopping for lunch at the busy resort city of Nha Trang, we were surprised by the many adverts in the Cyrillic alphabet and overweight white skinheads in budgie smugglers roaming the streets, until Wu explained that 80% of the city’s tourists were from Russia due to a military base being located nearby.

    Back on the road we ascended along a cliff-side road that snaked its way above the coastline. Crawling behind a convey of north-bound lorries we spied a dilapidated train rolling along its tracks far below. Out on the dark blue sea, a fleet of fishing boats bobbed at anchor, their brightly coloured hulls and flag tied lines giving them a festive appearance. Descending back down to sea level, huge fishing nets hung over the water line as sand drifts, cacti and decaying French architecture littered the roadside. We stopped above one fishing village to look out across its cove of fishing boats, big and small, children playing on the sands whilst adults went about their daily business.

    Our destination, Bai Xep, was one such village with only 3000 inhabitants. Smiles and curious eyes greeted us as we walked through its quiet narrow alleyways to our beachfront hostel. The sun was setting but the sand was still warm on our toes as the stress of the long day’s travel quickly unwound to the taste of delicious tuna steak and the sound of waves breaking upon the shore.
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  • Day35

    Off the beaten track

    April 13, 2017 in Vietnam

    Da es von Hoi An zur nächsten Station (Nha Trang) 10 Stunden Zugfahrt sind und die Betten im Nachtzug schon ausgebucht waren, hab ich mal auf die Karte geschaut und die Stadt Quy Nhon gefunden. Das Hostel, welches ich dort gefunden habe, war dann aber nochmal 10km südlich davon in dem kleinen Fischerdörfchen Bai Xep. Hier gibt es zwei Hostels/Hotels und sonst nur ganz viele Fischerboote und einen wunderschönen leeren Strand! Geschlafen hab ich in einer Bambushütte, wo nachts glaube ich an der Decke Mäuse rumgelaufen sind. Nach dem ich in der ersten Nacht eine direkt neben meinem Bett längs laufen gesehen habe, war das einschlafen leider etwas schwieriger. Der Stopp hier hat sich aufjedenfall für einen entspannten Strandtag aufjedenfall gelohnt und es war mal schön einen Ort zu sehen, in dem nicht der Tourismus die vorwiegende Einnahmequelle ist und welcher noch nicht überlaufen ist ☺Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Xóm Bãi Xép, Xom Bai Xep

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