Vietnam
An Giang

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  • Day25

    Berg Sam

    January 2 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    In der Nähe von Chau Doc liegt der kleine Berg Sam. Am Bergfuß liegt die Pagode der hochverehrten Lady Chua Xu, der in der Hoffnung auf Glück und Erfolg viieele Geschenke geopfert werden.
    Danach ging es zum benachbarten Tempel Tay An mit vielen religiösen Figuren meist aus dem Buddhismus.Read more

  • Day3

    Giving in to drinking beer

    January 15, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Isabel finally gave in to drinking beer. She has been looking for a glass of wine ever since the first night where she kicked off with a bottle of vodka the first night in Vietnam.

    When we sat down she saw wine on the menu and asked if she could see the bottle. The waiter first called someone who can speak english and then the new waiter said; "I am sorry no wine".
    At that point she realized its either beer or coke and since beer is cheaper she gave in to drinking beer.

    Bizarrely they brought Isabel's food about 20 minutes before mine so she was completely finished eating by the time mine came. Further they didn't bring my rice and fish together so my rice was cold by the time the fish came.

    The fish was really good but the experience was average because I first had to watch Isabel eat and then she had to watch me eat.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day3

    Crocs and bonsais

    January 15, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Crocs and bonsais what a weird combination for a farm.

    On the way to our overnight spot we stopped at a alligator farm. I am still not sure if this was just a convenient restroom stop or if its actually part of the planned itinerary, but it was kinda cool to see.

    I must be honest the crocs did not impress me too much as I have been to plenty croc farms in SA, however there are way more crocs in one enclosure here than what I am used too.

    I really enjoyed the bonsais, it reminded me of the small bonsai collection I had at university and makes me what to pick that hobby back up.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day4

    Idyllic jungle

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Then we hopped on a Vietnam "gondola" with the friendliest tiny "guide", within moments we got lost in romantic little water alleyways. This was absolutely breathtaking scenery and I am so happy that we made this trek out here, its worth it!!! Birdlife was in abundance in this lush green environment of Acacia trees. This is untouched beauty beyond imagination and to not share this secludedness with millions of tourists is fabulous. The water has a mystical presence and who knows what lies beneath. We docked somewhere and climbed the Vietnam jungle version of a skyscrape tower, with beautiful views over the valley.

    To put my trek comment in perspective the roads are in a bad condition (no potholes just uneven) and traffic is horrendous as everyone do whatever they please, hence 200km's takes a lifetime. The amount of hoots I have heard the past few days is probably more than I have even heard in my entire life.

    Happydays!
    {Issy}
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  • Day4

    Brekkie with a view

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ 🌫 -5 °C

    We are leaving at 6.30am, hence my sleepy look. We had black tea with an omelette and Vietnamese bread for breakfast. It wasn't great as the egg was cold , but will give me my protein fix. The kitchen rang us as 6.15 and said the breakfast was ready🙈.

    Our table overlooked the Mekong river and all the activity happening there early morning. I guess they can market it as breakfast with a view, spectacular in a bizarre way.

    {Issy}
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  • Day4

    Tra Su cajuput forest

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    After 3 days in the Mekong Delta we finally found the mind blowing nature that Vietnam has to offer.

    Close to the border of Cambodia lies a protected wetland forest of acacia trees. This was quite spectacular to see, the only way to see it is from on a boat as the whole place is basically water-locked apart from some flood walls they build to help protect the forest and regulate the flow of the water.

    In one of these flood walls they built a tower so you can see the forest from above the forest canopy, other than the fact that the tower was terrifying to climb as I literally felt the structure vibrate as I walked up the stairs, this was an unbelievable sight from the top.

    On the way back to the bus I took a panoramic picture that shows where people live on the left side of the road and where the forest starts on the right side of the road. The contrast is striking as the piles of garbage line the left side of the road and natural beauty the right side.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day4

    Buddhist temple

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    After an early breakfast we headed to Sam Mountain a important symbol of Chau Doc town to visit the Cave Pagoda.

    The Pagoda Cave is a buddhist temple with a combination of temple buildings and caves. We did not expect much to be honest but we were blown away by the magnificent temple buildings, gardens and views from the temple.

    Ironically this is the best kept building we have seen so far. If I was born in Vietnam, I mustv be honest I would prefer to be a buddhist monk as they seem the have the best life's here.

    The photo of the golden buddha sculpture, almost looks like he sit and laugh as his got all the money and riches.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day4

    Row boat in the jungle

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    We transferred to an even smaller boat where a cute Vietnamese lady navigated us through a dense part of the jungle. It was quite amazing how well she controls the little boat with only one oar.

    She took us to the nesting place of the local birds. There were hundreds of nests and hundreds of birds, the Vietnamese hats was essential to protect us from bird poo.

    This really was as romantic as the pictures suggest. Without a shadow of doubt my highlight of this 3 day Mekong Delta tour.

    {Roedolf}
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  • Day4

    Jungle

    January 16, 2017 in Vietnam ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Finally breathtaking nature made its appearance. My expectation was zero to none after all the litter pollution that we noticed ever since our arrival on Friday.

    We took a short walk where a boat picked us up. Given its a Monday and we are only one of 2 couples who are doing the three day tour it was a wonderful peaceful experience in this untouched jungle. We were the only people there, serenity I will cherish for life.

    {issy}
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