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Sơn Trà

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  • Day15

    Dà Nãng

    September 2, 2016 in Vietnam

    Heute ging es wieder etwas mehr abenteuerlicher zu als gestern 😂 gegen halb 11 haben wir wieder ein Roller gemietet und sind ins ca. 30km entfernte Dá Nãng gefahren. Dort besichtigten wir die "Marble Mountains", ein riesiger Berg am Stadtrand mit mehreren Caves, Tempeln und einem großen Turm. Das war unsere erste Station, die uns gleich aufgrund der Hitze, des Aufstiegs und der Wanderung durch die Cave so fertig gemacht hat, das wir auf nichts mehr Bock hatten. Heute war gefühlt der heißeste Tag in Vietnam und durchgeschwitzt ging es dann mit dem Roller weiter. Nach einem entspannten Mittagssnack ging es dann zu der riesigen "Lady Buddha" Skulptur. Diese ist von der ganzen Stadt und sogar von unserem Strand in Hoi An aus zu sehen. Danach fuhren wir dann die "Monkey Mountains" ab und nach einer Kaffeepause am Strand ging es dann zur "Dragon Bridge" von wo aus wir uns bei einem frisch gepresstem Maracujasaft den Sonnenuntergang anschauten. Im Dunkeln sind in Dá Nãng alle 4 Brücken bunt erleuchtet, das ließ die ganze Stadt richtig schön strahlen!
    Danach waren wir zum ersten Mal indisch essen, das erste mal seit 2 Wochen auch wieder mit Messer und Gabel essen, total ungewohnt 😊😂 War zwar scharf, aber trotzdem richtig lecker.....
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  • Day133

    Đà Nãng, Vietnam

    November 15, 2015 in Vietnam

    Hier in Da Nang haben wir uns erstmal ein Taxi gegönnt, was uns direkt zum Hotel gebracht hat. Am ersten Abend haben wir dank Trip Advisor nen super Burger Laden gefunden!! Wow lecker!!

    Und auf dem Weg zum Strand fanden wir ein Cafe (An's Cafe), wo es ein super Frühstück gab! Mit Kaffee, Baguette, Saft und allem drum und dran! Das wurde sogleich zu unserer täglichen Routine. Morgens zum Cafe, dann zum Strand, abends zu einem leckeren Restaurant und dann aufs Zimmer. Wie schön kann doch der Alltag sein 😊

    Dann ging es am nächsten Tag wieder zum Strand! Da auf der Liege liegen, lesen, das Wetter genießen und einfach die Seele baumeln lassen, so kann es ruhig weitergehen! Und so ging es weiter.

    Temperatur tagsüber bis zu 32°, nachts circa 27°. Kann man mal machen 😊
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  • Day3

    Strand und Drachen

    December 18, 2016 in Vietnam

    Nachdem wir in Da Nang angekommen sind, waren wir am Strand. Dort wird es recht schnell dunkel (17uhr) und um 21Uhr fahren wir zur Drachenbrücke. Jeden Samstag und Sonntag gibt es dort ein Lichtfest und da wir Donnerstag wieder abreißen haben wir Glück das noch sehen zu können :)

  • Day14

    Dragon Bridge fire show

    July 2, 2017 in Vietnam

    We learn that the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang breaths fire at 9pm every weekend. It's Sunday and the only weekend night that we will be in the area so we ride the 45 minutes to Da Nang to see the spectacle. And what fun it is. There are thousands of people milling around taking photos, chatting and waiting for the show. We eat Baskin Robbins ice creams to cool ourselves from the heat while wathing the people. It's so much fun to be at a festival.

    At 9pm the dragon breaths fire. Balls of flame shoot from it's mouth. The people standing on the bridge must feel the heat. Oohs and aahs rise from the crowded bridge and riverbank, proving once again that we humans are more alike than different. After breathing fire the dragon sprays water. The crowd and cars on the bridge get soaked. We can hear the squeals of delight from our vantage point.
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  • Day15

    Via Da Nang naar Ho Chi Minh City

    May 3, 2012 in Vietnam

    We mochten uitslapen vandaag omdat we onze vlucht naar Ho Chi Ming City hebben, wat ik vanaf nu met de oude benaming Saigon zal benoemen.
    Gisteravond wiste ik per ongeluk de foto's van de eerste dag, die met het veldwerk en de stadsfoto's. Dus na 't ontbijt en een plons in het koele zwembad pakte ik vlug in en ging nog op een versnelde wandeling door Hoi An om de verloren pictures terug te fotograferen.
    Bezweet kwam ik terug in het hotel aan en de meesten stonden al aan de receptie, dus net op tijd terug. Op weg naar de luchthaven van Danang zongen we weer oude liedjes en ruim op tijd konden we inchecken, we hadden nog 45' om rond te wandelen en ons lunchpakket op te eten, veel rustiger dan in Hanoi.
    Het is hier 42° buiten, en in Saigon zou het nog warmer zijn!
    De handbagage controle is niet zo strikt als in Hanoi en ik slaagde erin mijn flesje water erdoor te smokkelen. Eigenlijk meer om het te proberen want zodra het vliegtuig opgestegen is komen ze rond met gratis waterflesjes.
    Heel deze reis door worden we bevoorraadt met gratis flesjes, zodra we in de bus stappen of in het hotel gratis flesjes die we gebruiken om onze tanden te poetsen. We zweten ook heel veel zodat er niet veel water overblijft om te plassen ;-)
    Aangekomen in Saigon gaat het vlug, een ritje door oud Saigon inschrijven in een oud koloniaal hotel, een beetje jaren 1920 maar met alle modern comfort.
    Buffet als diner, met sushi, oesters, reuzegarnalen, langoustines, ganzenlever als voorgerechten en steak en lamscorteletjes om te BBQen, en ijsjes!!
    Al vlug is het bedtijd want we moeten morgen om half zes opstaan.
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  • Day1

    Da Nang

    April 8, 2017 in Vietnam

    Arrived at Da Nang on a very comfortable flight, once again thanks to Vietnam Airlines. Collected our bags and went outside to find out hotel transfer.........NOT.

    Stood around for about 45 minutes with no-one appearing. Contacted Mrs NHUNG from Halong Sapa tours via Skype who assured us that the driver was there looking for us.

    After a lot of Skype chatting I told her that I had called the hotel and arranged for them to collect us. She told us she would reimburse me the cost.

    10 minutes after the call, the driver from Grand Mecure arrived and not long after we were walking into the Hotel.

    Amazing how Da Nang has changed in only 2 years. Didn't recognise the outside area around the airport.....

    Upon arrival, Gayle and I took care of booking in while Graeme and Sharon went to see if the bar next to reception was still open. It was closed, but the young barman, Tuan, said he would stay open for us. What a guy.

    Spent about 2 hours at the bar drinking and chatting to the barman who was fantastic. He even managed to find Coke Zero in the hotel for us.
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  • Day2

    Da Nang Discovery

    April 9, 2017 in Vietnam

    We were treated like VIP's at breakfast with staff finding a table in the corner with a view outside over the pool. Very helpful staff, although the hotel was full of Koreans who were extremely rude and dirty in their eating habits.

    Met our guide after breakfast. Quang. Also met our driver, Hero. Quang advised me he would give me my $20 tomorrow as he did not have the cash on him.

    Quang asked us what we would prefer for lunch, vietnamese or western. We advised him we prefer vietnamese food whilst in country.

    He then took us to a very small restaurant frequented by locals. During the discussion about lunch he asked what we like, and Graeme replied ' anything as long as it isnt dog or rat'. Neil ordered noodles with fish and the others had chicken with noodles.
    When it arrived, Neils looked fine, however the others had these small pieces of meat with bone and the meat looked very dark brown. No-one ate it and Graeme joked it was probably rat. Neil tasted some of the rejected meat and agreed.

    Checked the menu and found that each dish had cost 17,000 dong, or $1au each?????? We were also asked to pay for our drinks ourselves.......not impressed with our 5 star tour so far.

    Quang told us that he would not be with us the next day as it was his fathers death memorial day, and that another guide would take us.

    The beautiful city of Da Nang is right next door and it offers some wonderful activities for us to
    embark on. From the hotel we will depart for Da Nang. First, we will visit Ngu Hanh Son (Marble
    Mountain) where we will discover the stunning natural caves of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful
    view from the top. We will also visit mysterious pagodas and the sculpture village. Then, we will visit the
    Cham Museum, which displays the most complete collection of rare and valuable items of the famous
    Cham Culture. After lunch, we will continue by going through the Thuan Phuoc Bridge - the longest
    suspension bridge in Viet Nam; then on to Son Tra
    Peninsula to visit Dong Dinh Museum, Quan Am Status and Linh Ung pagoda which is known as one
    of the most significant pilgrimage destinations for Buddhists in Viet Nam. Before returning to Da Nang,
    we will take a nice walk along a beautiful long white sandy beach that offers picturesque sea views
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  • Day5

    Sack the guide

    April 12, 2017 in Vietnam

    Breakfast at the hotel in Ba Na Hills- very ordinary. went and had cake and coffee at a local shop instead.

    Had arranged to meet Quang, our very un-interested guide at the bas of the hotel cable car. When went to check out we were told that we had to take the tourist cable car and that Quang would meet us in Da Nang, which involved us carrying our own bags up and down at least 10 different sets of stairs, taking 2 cable cars, and then being left at the base of the mountain, not knowing where we were, and not being able to speak vietnamese. Started walking to what we though was a carpark to find that we didnt know where the road led.
    Neil finally spat the dummy and called Quang, to find that he was in Da Nang and had just sent the driver to collect us.
    Neil got onto Mrs Nhung who assured us that Quang was at Ba Na Hills looking for us. This conversation went backwards and forwards for a while with Mrs Nhung advising she had spoken to Quang and yes, he was there looking for us.

    We contacted Mrs Nhung and told her what had happened and that we were not impressed. What is one of us had been injured? Also informed Mrs NHUNG that we still had not received the $20us refund. She called me back to tell me that Quang had claimed he had already given me the money. Not only a useless guide, but a liar and a thief.

    Told her to get rid of Quang and to get another guide.

    A passing hotel golf cart offered us a ride, which we gladly took up,
    and as we were going down the road, who should come the other way but
    Hero, out driver. The look on his face was priceless. He was obviously looking for us as
    he was very glad to see us and kept saying sorry. We tried to tell him
    it was not his fault. He confirmed that Quang was in Da Nang.

    Hero drove us back to Da Nang and then on to lunch which was an improvement on previous. The Blue Whale Restaurant on the beach. There we were met by Lin who was fantastic.

    Spent about 1 hour taking to her after lunch before we headed off.

    She took us to a beach where we met some locals catching fish and we interacted with them for about 1 hour. She then took us on a tour of other parts of the area and we ended up in a back street which was blocked by some people moving a very large piece of timber. We stopped and went to look at what appeared to be a boat yard building fishing boats. She advised us that we could not go inside as they do not allow it, and that women cannot go in as it is bad luck.

    We were outside talking to locals and just looking around when a man came out of the office and invited us into the boat yard. Lin was very surprised and said that it had never happened before. As we walked into the yard some men using a power saw stopped working so we wouldnt get covered in dust. Next thing they are yelling at Lin and she is yelling back.

    Turns out they are from her village and they are building the new village boat. Amazing.

    We spend a lot of time there before going back to the hotel. A great day.
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