Vietnam – Day Nine – Beach Day

“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
― Marthe Troly-Curtin

Beach day! We trek over by bike to An Bang Beach. It was a great and sunny bike over to the sea, and we basically just sunbathed, relaxed, swam, read, breathed. It is beautiful for sure. What was most bizarre was arriving on bikes we saw some older women in the streets ushering us into their competing parking. We paid and parked our bikes, then as we walk onto the beach we see the same thing. Ladies rushing out chirping at us to move towards their beds and umbrellas. I am not painting the full picture for you, but it was humorous to later watch the other beach goers as they arrive and try to ward off the onslaught.

By Daniel Hatke

The author was born and raised in Indiana. After graduating from Purdue University he worked in the asset management industry in New York City. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School with concentrations in finance and entrepreneurship. Currently, he is fueling his curiosities through taking time off for extended travel and experiences in Europe and Asia, as chronicled here.